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Chester City Passion - Good Friday 2017
Following last year’s huge success Chester Mystery Plays and Theatre in the Quarter have joined once more with Churches Together in Chester City Centre and Link Up to produce a dramatised ‘Way of the Cross’ in the streets of Chester on Good Friday morning.
Friday 14 April, 2017 at 10.30am
The performance will start at the Eastgate Street clock with Jesus' entry to Jerusalem and the Last Supper at the Cross. It will then process towards Town Hall Square for Gethsemane and the Trial, finishing at the West door of the Cathedral with the Crucifixion.
Community actors will be joined with with the Passion chorus, drawn from Chester Mystery Plays, Theatre in Quarter, church choir and community performers and Chester schools. The engrossing performance will feature Matt Baker’s captivating music from the last three productions of the Mystery Plays, and the whole event is an exciting prelude to the next cycle of the plays in 2018.
Join us for this very special journey - it will last no more than 45 minutes and is completely FREE OF CHARGE.
• Chester Cathedral
• Chester Quaker Meeting
• Chester Town Crier
• HBC Chester
• Karamba Samba
• Northgate Church
• Roman Tours
• St Peter’s Church
• Wesley Church Centre
Script: Chester Mystery Plays
Artistic Director: Matt Baker
in association with
Our Next Major Production in 2018
27 June - 14 July 2018 at Chester Cathedral
Tickets on sale NOW - book early to get the best seats!
Our 2013 Production was a Great Success!
To see how the production developed Click Here >
Read the glowing 2013 reviews
“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”
“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”
“a modern miracle”
“much to enjoy - and fear”
“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”
“a helter-skelter ride with distinct touches of modernity, whimsy and humour”
“not pious, not preachy, but it does pack a punch”
“magnificent and enthralling”
“a truly spellbinding performance”
“superlative piece of work”
“music.......was absolutely astounding”
“a dizzying spectacle”
“Miss it, miss out”
“Winnie Southgate as a young Mary gives a genuinely touching portrayal”
“Lucifer and Lightborne - a great double act of Machiavellian Mischief”
“plenty to enjoy”