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Delma Tomlin Personal Folder : 2016 Plays

Item type: Delma Tomlin Personal Folder
Archive reference: YMP/O/5
Date/year: 2016
Description: Some very dramatic posters about the 2016 Plays were produced: here is a scanned example, showing Maurice Crichton (Herod). Herod 2016There were a  record 41 performances in the Minster in 2016, including Wednesday and Saturday matinees. 
Interviews were recorded for the archive at the NCEM with Toby Gordon (Lucifer/Satan) and Joe Hopper (Malchus), both of whom are from York and have begun a professional acting career, Toby having trained at LAMDA and Joe at Central School.
Below are some pictures taken in the Minster during the run; visitors were able to tour York Minster as usual to see its wonderful architecture.
cart for the mangerBabes for the Massacre

Here is a fight with a devil at the Last Judgement.  
fight during last judgement
The NCEM website has several pages about the plays.  This page has links to four interviews by participants.
Here is the first page about the 2016 plays.
The Archive is delighted to receive photographs or other memorabilia about 2016 - as well as all  the productions since 1951.
You can contact the volunteer archivist here

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