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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.

Working with:
• Chester Cathedral
• Chester Quaker Meeting
• Chester Town Crier
• HBC Chester
• Karamba Samba
• Northgate Church
• Roman Tours
• St Peter’s Church
• Wesley Church Centre

Artistic Director: Matt Baker
Script: Chester Mystery Plays
Costume: chestercostumehouse.co.uk
Chester City Passion Poster
In association with:
Churches Together
Theatre in the Quarter
Link Up

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!

Chester Mystery Plays 2018

Our 2013 Production was a Great Success!

Why not watch it on DVD?

See the promo Here

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2013 Production DVD


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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”
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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