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Open Auditions Schedule Announced

Nativity director Philip Parr has announced September dates for auditions for the York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust new production A Nativity for York.

Auditions will be held at Southlands Methodist Church, Bishopthorpe Road,YO23 1JS on the evening of Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September and during the morning on Saturday 7 September. These are open auditions, so anyone who is interested in getting involved, including those who expressed an interest at the recent Meet the Director event, is encouraged to attend.

Attendees are asked to bring along a favourite speech from the York Mystery Plays – not necessarily the nativity series – ideally of around 12-16 lines. Memory aids are accepted. Some suggested speeches will also be available for those not familiar with the Mystery Plays.

Philip also wants to hear from anyone who is interested in being part of the music group – who may or may not be in the acting company as well – as well as potential backstage crew and production help – set, props, costume.

A Nativity for York will be staged at The Spurriergate Centre from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 December 2019.

For more information and a group audition slot email:

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