This page is a record of the 2012 York Mystery Plays. The next performance will be in 2016 and every four years thereafter.
The York Mystery Plays will return to York Museum Gardens from 2nd to 27 August in 2012. Presented by York Theatre Royal, Riding Lights Theatre Company and York Museums Trust and supported by City of York Council this bold accessible adaptation of the Plays is by York writer Mike Kenny. Over 1000 people from the local community will join a team of professionals to create this spectacular production. For more details visit www.yorkmysteryplays2012.com
This project is inspired by the Friends of York Mystery Plays who reminded us - just in time – that we should ‘get on’ with talking to people who had been involved with the Plays to record their personal memories before it was too late.
This is the story of the revival of York Mystery Plays from the Festival of Britain in 1951 to the present day told by the many individuals who have been involved with the Plays – whether as actors, stage hands or front of house – through their personal memories, photographs and press cuttings.