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York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust Launched

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8:48am 11th March 2013

A group of local supporters has been formed to help promote future productions of York Mystery Plays and build awareness of them throughout the city and beyond.

The York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust (YMPST), which will mark its official launch today at the De Grey Rooms, says it is setting out to support the York Mystery Plays in their various incarnations whether on the back of wagons touring the streets or in a fixed-stage production such as the one that dazzled audiences in the York Museum Gardens last year.

Whilst the Trust say they will not stage the Mystery Plays themselves, they aim to support those that do through fund-raising and public awareness initiatives; they are committed to ensuring that a large scale, fixed stage production is carried out on a regular basis.

YMPST Chair Alex Hughes commented: “With the wonderful goodwill and interest generated by last year’s production it was important that a new group was formed to keep the momentum going.  The Mystery Plays are an important part of the city’s heritage and also its future. The Trust will be there to keep spreading the word, raising funds and helping to keep this tradition alive for future generations.”

The launch will be attended by the York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust committee, and those associated with York Mystery Plays and the City of York.

Following its launch, the York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust says is hoping that more people who are committed to the future of the plays, will join the group’s membership. 

More information can be found at the Trust’s website: www.ympsupporters.org.

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