ImagePhotographed the actor Christopher Timothy in York’s Museum Gardens for the York Mystery Plays.

Christopher played Christ in the 1980 production ~ performed here, in front of the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey ~ and recalled how terrifying his crucifiction ascent to the top of the ruins was. He is back in York performing in The Theatre Royal’s production of The Diary Of Anne Frank.

For a former Messiah he swore with gratifying conviction.

The plays make a return this year and will be staged in the gardens in August.