THE world-famous York Mystery Plays could be performed again in 2007 - if enough people with the right skills come forward to help.

A working party, set up last year to investigate the possibility of reviving the outdoor production, has concluded that it is feasible.

But the group agreed that it could only go ahead if a board could be set up, involving individuals with experience in accountancy and law, who are also willing to devote their time to the production.

Working party chairman Keith Wood, a former chairman of York Festival and Mystery Plays, said: "Now we need to go to the next stage and look forward to people coming forward whose professional expertise could enable this to happen.

"We hope that this will allow the plays to return to the Museum Gardens in 2007."

The gardens have in the past provided a spectacular backdrop for the plays.

Members will approach a number of senior figures in York to see if they would be able to take on such a role.

The last production was held in the minster in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium.

Published: 16/10/2004