Passion and Mystery Plays were popular ways for the Gospel to be communicated to the wider public when most people were illiterate and couldn’t read the Bible during the medieval period. It’s not clear who wrote the plays, but there is some evidence to suggest that many were written by the same author, perhaps a member of one of the Guilds.
Explore the York Mystery plays website to find out more about the contemporary mystery plays and their impact on members of the public who see them.
Read comments in a blog from Pocklington School about why they are involved.
In 2010 we began the first of our productions for the Company of Merchant Adventurers with Doomsday. The Company ‘own’ the final play of the sequence, having been the original guild in charge of its delivery, so the invitation was especially exciting. The house style of street theatre, interaction and carnival elements was introduced here and included extraordinary devils on running stilts and a God who stood in the centre of the sun.https://www.yorkmysteryplays.co.uk/guest-blog-pocklington-school-ravens-morris-york-mystery-plays/