Item type: Programmes/Posters Archive reference: YMP/B/1 Date/year: 1951 Description:
The NCEM has several copies of the 1951 Mystery Play Programme and one copy of the 1951 Festival programme. The Plays were one component of the Festival, whose Artistic Director was Keith Thomson and Asst Director Hans Hess, head of York Art Gallery. Ticket prices ranged from 2/6 (two shillings and six pence - an eighth of £1) to 10/6 (ten shillings and six pence, just over half £1).
Below is a scan of the back cover, reproducing part of the scene from the Saddilers play of the Harrowing of Hell, the manuscript held in the British Library (Add. MS 35290). The front is shown in another page of the archive.