Wakefield Mystery Play, in front of Wakefield Cathedral, 1977



Wakefield Mystery Play, in front of Wakefield Cathedral, 1977

Image reference: xl07589

Description: A black and white photograph of a mystery play being performed in the newly built pedestrian precinct in front of Wakefield Cathedral in June 1977. The performers stand on a stage in costume. Mystery Plays were often performed in the Middle Ages as a simple way of telling bible stories, often using ordinary people as actors. One set of these plays is called the 'Wakefield Cycle'. Internal Reference: WR (XH) Pearson Collection

Keywords: Cathedral, Clock, Tree, People, Shop, Theatre, Theatrical personalities

Place name(s): WF1, Wakefield

Date(s): 1977/06/04

Date added to archive: 13/10/2003

Original rights: Unknown

Permission rights: Mr R.G.Pearson

Digital rights: WMDC Libraries and Information Services

Digital publisher: WMDC, Education and Cultural Services, Libraries and Information Services