...SPECTACLE AND HISTORY, MIRACLES AND MYSTERY

Our Next Major Production

27 June - 14 July 2018

in the Nave of Chester Cathedral

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Launch Event

The official launch event for the Chester Mystery Plays will be on
Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 7.30pm in the refectory at Chester Cathedral.

Chester Mystery Plays 2018 Flyer

The artistic and production team will all be there:

Deborah McAndrew, Writer
Peter Leslie Wild, Artistic Director
Matt Baker, Music Director/Composer
Dawn Allsopp, Designer
Sam Cheadle, Project and Stage Manager
Peter Herbert, Production Manager

Community actors will read extracts from the script - a first opportunity for you to hear Deborah's new treatment - and Peter will tell us about how he is planning to approach the 2018 production. You will also be treated to a viewing of Dawn's early set and costume designs and Matt's rendition of Mystery Play favourites from past productions and maybe - if we're lucky - a preview of what's to come in 2018!

You will also be able to sign up to volunteer - we can accommodate (almost!) anyone's talents and skills whether as a performer (actor, singer, musician etc), doing front of house or providing administrative/marketing support, or in helping with technical aspects of the production from costume and prop making to stage management and lighting/sound.

The event is free, but you do need to book tickets through the Cathedral box office or call on 01244 500959.

Our 2013 Production was a Great Success!

Why not watch it on DVD?

See the promo Here

Order your copy Here

2013 Production DVD

Curious?

To see how the 2013 production developed Click Here >

or read the glowing 2013 reviews:

Chester Chronicle Review
The Guardian
Click Liverpool Review
The Observer
Daily Post
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The Guardian
“A profoundly everyday exploration of father, scone and holy toast”
“Matt Baker’s terrific score ranges from pub singalongs to majestic chorusus”
“David Edwards dazzles as a Dean Martin-esque Gabriel”
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The Observer
“vividly and intelligently rewritten by Stephanie Dale”
“Matt Baker’s music unites heaven and earth”
“Francis Tucker’s Lucifer, Jonathan Sharps’s Jesus and Nicholas Fry’s God are outstanding”
Liverpool Post
“a modern miracle”
“much to enjoy - and fear”

Click Liverpool
“a spectacle”
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Chester Chronicle
“simply breathtaking”
“the most ambitious, memorable and thrilling presentations since the cycle was revived in 1951”
“Francis Tucker is just irresistible as a wickedly attractive Lucifer”
“astonishing wall of sound”
Chester Leader
“truly magnificent”
“a helter-skelter ride with distinct touches of modernity, whimsy and humour”
“not pious, not preachy, but it does pack a punch”
Chester on the Web
“magnificent and enthralling”
“a truly spellbinding performance”
“superlative piece of work”
“music.......was absolutely astounding”
“mesmerising”
What's Good to Do in Cheshire
“a dizzying spectacle”
“a must-see”
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So Cheshire
“Miss it, miss out”
The Public Reviews
“Winnie Southgate as a young Mary gives a genuinely touching portrayal”
“Lucifer and Lightborne - a great double act of Machiavellian Mischief”
“plenty to enjoy”
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