This Weekend in York: adaptation from the York Cycle, ‘A Resurrection for York’

… A timely event for parts of the UK on the verge of ‘opening-up’ after lockdown: this weekend, the York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust is staging ‘A Resurrection for York’. This production will stage an adaptation of the Resurrection sequence from the York’s medieval mystery play cycle. The event will be staged on pageant wagons […]

New Publication: Early Performers and Performance in the Northeast of England

The REED N-E Team are pleased to announce the recent publication of Early Performers and Performance in the Northeast of England by ARC Humanities Press. You can get your copy here: Here is the publisher’s description: ‘Description This collection explores the evidence for a wide variety of performance traditions up to 1642 in the […]

MARS talk this Wednesday: ‘York City Entertainers’, by Professor Alexandra F. Johnston (REED/Toronto)

This is an invitation to Wednesday’s Medieval and Ancient Research Seminar (MARS), hosted by the University of Sheffield: Professor Alexandra F. Johnston (University of Toronto), ‘York City Entertainers’ When?: Wednesday 11 November 16:15-17:30 (UK time) You can join the talk using this link, which will be in Blackboard Collaborate (no password needed):

Launch of REED: Hampshire

REED North-East is pleased to announce the launch of the Records of Early English Drama collection for Hampshire, edited by Peter Greenfield and Jane Cowling. You can access this latest collection via REED Online at:

Upcoming performance in Durham Cathedral: Ben Jonson’s ‘The Silent Woman’

Edward’s Boys: Ben Jonson’s ‘The Silent Woman’ Monday 23 March at 7:00 PMNorth Transept Boys from Shakespeare’s school, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, have recreated a sixteenth century boys company to perform repertoire written by Shakespeare’s contemporaries.  We are delighted to welcome them to Durham Cathedral to perform Ben Jonson’s The Silent Woman.   Book Tickets:

A Nativity for York, 12-15 December:

York Spurriergate Centre, 12-15 December From the York Mystery Plays Supporters’ Trust website: “Directed by Philip Parr York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust has decided to stage our own hour-long Christmas Nativity, drawing from the Plays making up the Nativity Cycle. Here is an opportunity for actors, musicians and stage crew to participate in the Christmas […]

‘In Memoriam, David Bevington’, by Alexandra Johnston

REED North-East is saddened to learn of the recent passing of David Bevington, a leading light in early drama studies, based, most recently, at the University of Chicago. The following tribute to the Professor Bevington was written by Alexandra Johnston, founder and Senior Consultant of Records of Early English Drama (shared from a post by […]

Images from ‘Dragon Tales at Prior’s Hall’

Here are some images from the recent ‘Dragon Tales at Prior’s Hall’ event, held in the Prior’s Hall in Durham Cathedral on 17 June. REED North-East would like to thank all of the staff, performers, volunteers and attendees (and of course the dragons!) for making this event such a success. All photo credits: Michael Baker.