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Mystery Plays – York Minster

Lucifer - The Last Judgement

Writer: Mike Poulton Directors: Phillip Breen and Becky Hope-Palmer Musical Director: Richard Shephard Reviewer: Rich Jevons After a gap of some 16 years,the Mystery Plays are back in York Minster, reviving a tradition that dates back to the 14th Century. Designed both to educate and inspire, the plays tell the Biblical story from Creation to the Last Judgement. It is ...

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The Sheffield Mysteries – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris Bush Music: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The mediaeval tradition of Mystery plays, in which Bible stories are brought to life by singers and actors, has come to Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, and been given a modern twist and a local South Yorkshire flavour. Over a hundred actors and musicians are engaged in bringing this Sheffield ...

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The Chester Mystery Plays – Chester Cathedral

Writer: Stephanie Dale Composer: Matt Baker Director: Peter Leslie Wild Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] With the participation of over 300 people from all around Chester and its local communities and five years in the making, the 2013 presentation of The Chester Mystery Plays is no small feat and has seen the cycle finally move from the Cathedral Gardens into the ...

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