On the day that the world watched the Transit of Mercury across the sun, here’s a much closer view of the planets.
Enormous, helium filled planets will float high above the audience, bringing the universe to life before their eyes.
The nine inflatables will be attached by harness to some of the ensemble cast in the play.
Thu May 26-Thu June 30
£40-£25, matinees from £15
Sophie Patterson, from Seattle in the United States, is community director on the York Minster Mystery Plays.
They will light up from the inside, which will be really beautiful.
With each new development, the 2016 Mystery Plays come closer to being ready for opening night on May 26.
Sophie, who is currently studying for an MA in writing, directing and performance at the University of York, said: