An upcoming performance of pageants from the York Corpus Christi Play – and in Middle English too!
“Two powerful Passion pageants from the York Medieval Mystery cycle of
plays are to be staged in Hull’s beautiful Holy Trinity Church from
In The Conspiracy, Judas Iscariot offers to betray Christ for thirty
pieces of silver; and in Christ before Annas and Caiaphas, Jesus is
hauled in front of the Chief Priests, subjected to brutal questioning,
mocked and tortured.
The plays, remarkable for their arresting, muscular language and
dramatic potency, are being performed by students from the Department of
Music and Drama at the University of Hull.
On Friday 15 March, there will be a post-performance discussion with
professional director Carl Heap, founder of the Medieval Players.
The Mysteries are on at Holy Trinity from 13-16 March at 7.30pm. Doors
will open 10 minutes before the performance.
Admission to The Mysteries is free; patrons are warmly invited to donate
generously to the considerable running costs of Holy Trinity.
For further details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01482