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Press Cuttings : Cutting 1992 from Times

Item type: Press Cuttings
Archive reference: YMP/F/13/1/1
Date/year: 1992
Description: Article by Peter Davenport in the Times 31/01/1992 Headed 'Queue here for a chance to play God' with a photograph of York man John M Hall queueing for an audition to play God or Lucifer, in the Mystery Plays in York Theatre Royal. 
In fact he was given the role of Herod - the Herod who is present at Jesus' birth and again at the Crucifixion.
John M Hall 1992

He played Herod again in 1996, and in 2000 in York Minster played God (picture below).  In 1998 he acted with York Settlement Community Players in the wagon plays that year - in the Last Judgement he was God.  
He was interviewed in 2001 and again in 2011.

Here is a PDF with the transcript of the interview in April 2001, conducted by Mike Tyler. 
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