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The medieval cycle of York Mystery Plays has been told by the people of York for hundreds of years and is deeply embedded in the City?s cultural heritage. From the creation to the last judgement, the history of humanity so far is undoubtedly the greatest story ever told. Drawing inspiration from the authentic texts this eternal battle between good and evil forces will be presented on an operatic scale under summer York skies and the brooding cosmos beyond. In summer 2012 this bold and dynamic new production sees the plays return to York Museum Gardens, for the first time on this scale since 1988. A 1400 seat bespoke theatre is being built around the ancient walls of St Mary?s Abbey to house this international event, which celebrates the York 800 City charter birthday and the Cultural Olympiad.Performers Graeme Hawley (the Devil), Ferdinand Kingsley (God/Jesus).
Author Mike Kenny. Producer York Theatre Royal. Company Riding Lights Theatre Company (with York Museums Trust and supported by City of York Council). Director Damian Cruden. Director Paul Burbridge.
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