- The Mysteries is a 1977 play by Leeds poet Tony Harrison based on the York and Wakefield Mystery Cycles.
- The York Realist, by Peter Gill, is set around a 1960s performance of the Plays.
- Anthony Minghella's Two Planks and a Passion is set around a c.1397 performance of the plays for Richard II. A radio production (starring Bill Nighy, Julia McKenzie, Julian Fellowes and Tim McInnerny) directed by the author was re-broadcast in 2008. A production in July 2011 in York Theatre Royal used three professional lead actors and a large community cast.
- In 2014, The Flea Theater produced The Mysteries, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 6 hour long show featuring modern adaptations of all 48 original York Mystery plays by 48 modern playwrights, including José Rivera, Qui Nguyen, Amy Freed, Nick Jones, Kimber Lee, Mallery Avidon and many more.
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