Oliver J Brooke

July 2016

York Minster Mystery Plays 2016

Posted on July 29, 2016

It is impossible to sum up here the many moments I will take with me from my time as part of the cast of the recent York Minster Mystery Plays. But here are a few bullet points that stand out as having made the whole process intense but so worthwhile.

  1. The York Mystery plays are part of a tradition of being performed by the local residents dating back 700 years.
  2. This year, for only the second time in their history, the plays were performed in York Minster. The Nave having been stripped of its usual seating and replaced with a 1,000 seater theatre.
  3. Over 200 cast and more crew made this a community experience like no other. Ultimately its the people that make these things worth doing, and its the people I miss now.

 

The audition process started in November 2015, rehearsals began in January 2016, and we did;t really stop until the end of June. 8 shows a week, for a 5 week run…alongside a job at the same time. I doubt I’ll ever experience anything quite like it again.

Here is a snippet of what it was all about:

 

Leaves In Fall Trailer

Posted on July 29, 2016

Leaves In Fall continues to go from strength to strength on the Film festival circuit. Credit to a great team, and a privilege to be a part of. For me it was just a fantastic time and a great learning experience.

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Watch the trailer below: