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Mystery Plays 2012 in Photos

Some of our photographs from August 2012 production in the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, Museum Gardens, seen by some 32,000 people: 
Full Cast pose



The cast at the dress rehearsal.  At the back are the angels in heaven.  In the foreground are God, left (Ferdinand Kingsley) and Satan, right (Graeme Hawley.)

God-designs


God (Ferdinand Kingsley) is beginning to design and create the world.
 





angels-heaven


Having designed angels, he meets Lucifer (Graeme Hawley).





lucifer and his demons



Lucifer is bearing light, surrounded by his own angels.





God watches creaton
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God watches as His created world appears, brought by 'garden angels'




Eve and Adam biting apple



Young Adam and Eve have been deceived by Satan (formerly Lucifer) into biting the apple




Adult Adam & Eve expelled



Adult Adam and Eve are expelled by the angels from the garden of Eden 







Noah in Ark



Here is the Ark in preparation.   Noah and his family wear sou'westers against the rain




flood around Ark


The Ark bearing Noah's family and animals is surrounded by floodwater






Joseph questions Mary



Joseph questions Mary about who is the father of her unborn baby







Magi at the Nativity




The Magi have come to worship the newborn Christ







Young Christ in the Temple



Young Christ is in the temple, speaking to an amazed crowd





Healing the blind man



Jesus heals a blind man, to the watchers' amazement





Last supper




Jesus and the Apostles are taking the Last Supper



Jesus is betrayed by Judas




Christ knows Judas will betray him







Pilate examines Christ


Pilate examines Christ






Jesus lifted on cross



In agony, Jesus is on the cross and being lifted into place




Satan in inferno


Satan is in Hell among souls who need redeeming






Last Judgement



God is judging the good and bad souls found in Hell.  On the left are Apostles.




cast-finale


The full cast at the finale



Here is the cast list.
Here is a trailer on YouTube by organisers of the 2012 production.