- Posted by admin on April 20th, 2011 filed in Events & Things to do
The York Mystery Plays make a return to the Museum Gardens in a spectacular outdoor production by Riding Lights Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, and York Museums Trust from the 2 to 27 August 2012.
A purpose built theatre with covered seating will transform York Museum Gardens, allowing an audience of 1400 people to enjoy this epic event under the summer skies, with the beautiful St. Mary’s Abbey ruins as the backdrop to this story. The Mystery Plays have not been produced on this scale in the Museum Gardens since 1988.
Adapted by Mike Kenny, who also adapted The Railway Children for York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production, this will be a new interpretation of the medieval plays that have been embedded in the City’s cultural heritage since the middle of the fourteenth century. From Creation to the Last Judgement, these plays form one of the greatest stories ever told.
Ticket prices range from £12 to £42 and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 01904 623568 or visiting www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk. There is also a dedicated website for the York Mystery Plays www.yorkmysteryplays-2012.com which has more information about the plays and allows people to register interest in getting involved.