Watch the Crucifixion and the Death of Christ (10th July)

Experience drama as it would have been presented 700 years ago, with a performance reflecting the crucifixion and the death of Christ, from the York Cycle of medieval mystery plays. The performance starts at 18.00 on 10th July on Palace Green, against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral; it's completely free to attend. The York Mystery Plays... Continue Reading →

Experience a Medieval and Renaissance Spectacle on the Streets of Durham (1st to 12th July)

Draw back the curtain on a thousand years of drama in Durham this July, as the Theatrum Mundi theatre festival brings medieval and Renaissance performances to the streets of the city. From the oldest play from Britain, written on Lindisfarne, to a specially commissioned show celebrating the North East's dramatic heritage, Theatrum Mundi will showcase the sorts of drama,... Continue Reading →

Into the Mouth of Hell

We're counting down an 'advent' calendar of highlights from the exhibition Plays, Processions and Parchment: Discovering Festive Traditions in the North East of England, which launches on 19th April. This exhibition celebrates some of the forgotten folk traditions, religious rituals, performance history, and plays from the region. Much of the evidence of performance that the Records of... Continue Reading →

The Oldest Play From Britain?

We're counting down an 'advent' calendar of highlights from the exhibition Plays, Processions and Parchment: Discovering Festive Traditions in the North East of England, which launches on 19th April. This exhibition celebrates some of the forgotten folk traditions, religious rituals, performance history, and plays from the region. The North East has produced some fabulous modern dramatists, such... Continue Reading →

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