York Mystery Plays - Adaptations and Related Plays

Adaptations and Related Plays

  • The Mysteries is a 1977 play by Leeds poet Tony Harrison based on the York and Wakefield Mystery Cycles.
  • The York Realist, by Peter Gill, is set around a 1960s performance of the Plays.
  • Anthony Minghella's Two Planks and a Passion is set around a c.1397 performance of the plays for Richard II. A radio production (starring Bill Nighy, Julia McKenzie, Julian Fellowes and Tim McInnerny) directed by the author was re-broadcast in 2008. A production in July 2011 in York Theatre Royal used three professional lead actors and a large community cast.

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