THERE is something surreal about walking into York Minster and making a steep and metalled ascent towards the great west window to attain your seat. It took three weeks to transform the cathedral into the 1000-seater auditorium in which the York Mystery Cycle is being played out, and the flights of steps of Max Jones’s epic design soar so high that the carved pinnacles of the 15th-century rood screen are just visible above, like a distant citadel. The Fall of the Rebel Angels ... If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log inlog in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.