Auditions to decide the stars of next summer's York Minster Mystery Plays start at the cathedral today.
It will be staged at the Minster next May for the first time in 16 years and only the second time in the Plays' history.
More than 220 community performers have applied to be part of the cast with roles like Adam, Eve, Noah and Satan, as well as a range of supporting parts.
Applicants are now being given the chance to impress at the first round of auditions, which run from Wednesday November 25 to Sunday 29.
Call-backs for leading roles due to take place in December, with the five-week run of performances starting on May 26 - the feast of Corpus Christi.
The 800-year old Minster's cavernous Nave will be transformed into a 1,000 seater auditorium for the production.