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The Passion was performed for the second time on 26th - 28th March 2015

 

The Passion 2015

Turvey Mysteries’ second run through of Tony Harrison’s celebrated cycle of mystery plays continued with The Passion which was performed 26th - 28th March 2015.

Turvey Mysteries came together in Autumn 2005 to produce the plays, which were originally staged by the National Theatre and the band “Home Service”. The plays are community productions, with the characters played as ordinary people, by ordinary people. This reflects the original medieval mystery plays from York, Chester Wakefield and Coventry, on which Tony Harrison based his own, unique version.

Having completed the first run through the cycle, we started again with The Nativity in January 2014 and The Passion in March 2015. As in our first cycle of productions the cast and crew were all local volunteers, some of whom had never acted before. Whilst more serious than The Nativity, there was still scope for humour. Pilate and his wife could be Basil and Sybil Fawlty, and the workmen arguing about the best way to erect the cross are timeless. It seems that not being able to get the right shims is a 2000 year old excuse!

The Crucifixion