For 2012 the Mystery plays returned to the Museum Gardens in York, their traditional home until 1988. The script was adapted by Mike Kenny and direction was by Damian Cruden of York Theatre Royal and Paul Burbridge of Riding Lights Theatre Company. The show involved over 1,000 local volunteers working alongside theatre professionals in all areas of the production, including some 500 amateur actors organised into two casts who shared the 30-performance run between them. The combined role of Jesus and God the Father was played by Ferdinand Kingsley, and Lucifer/Satan by Graeme Hawley. Reviews for the production were generally positive, with praise for the spectacle and stage design as well as the efforts of the volunteers.
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