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Outdoor Medieval Drama


Performed by The Lords of Misrule

When: Wednesday 03 July, 18.30-19.30
Where: Beechgrove Plaza
This event is free of charge.

The Lords of Misrule are an amateur dramatic society first established nearly 50 years ago at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. Over the years they have performed a range of medieval, and occasionally early modern, drama, sometimes in modernised form and sometimes in the original language. They always aim to bring out the spirit of the plays, never oversimplifying them, but always making them accessible to a wide audience. They have also taken part in the York Mystery Plays, most recently in the summer of 2022, performing the ‘The Last Supper’ play on the waggons for the first time since the Mystery Plays were revived in the 20th century.

During the pandemic, they pivoted to audio plays, creating a production of The Canterbury Tales, The Devil is an Ass, as well as Everyman and Mankynde. For IMC 2024, the Lords will return to the IMC for another performance, the title of which will be announced in the spring.