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2018 Production

About the Plays

Past Productions

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  • ”ethereal angelic voices” North West End

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  • ”See it now”North West End

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  • ”a community coming together to create something powerful and magnificent” North West End

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  • ”Get yourself down there” Northern Soul

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  • ”Beautifully imaginative and visually striking” The Stage

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  • ”Nick Sherratt”s presentation of Jesus is brilliant and emotive”We Are Chester

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  • ”Biblical stories….. skillfully wedded to contemporary themes” The Chester Blog
  • ”a celebration of a community” Northern Soul

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  • ”The solo and choral singing is at times out of this world” Northern Soul

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  • ”the music feels like its been beamed in from another age, a hugely effective piece of community theatre” The Chester Blog
  • ”Chris Davey’s designs for this make superb use of angles and colour for intimate moments and epic clashes” Northern Soul

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Get the 2018 DVD

Get the DVD

Our Fantastic 2018 Cycle

Our 2018 production looked, sounded and felt amazing whether you were in it or watching it. You can get a good flavour of the show in the great photos below, but why not buy or download the official video for the full effect?

Our next full production opens in July 2023 - don’t miss it!

In the meantime,
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Our 2018 production looked, sounded and felt amazing whether you were in it or watching it. You can get a good flavour of the show in the great photos below, but why not buy or download the official video for the full effect?

Our next full production opens in July 2023 - don’t miss it!

In the meantime,
SUBSCRIBE to keep up with what’s happening.

Pics by our official photographer Neil Kendall. More HERE

Even more great photos at…

Deborah McAndrew on Joined-up Writing

The writer of the 2018 Mystery Plays talks about the challenges of the job…

The writer of the 2018 Mystery Plays talks about the challenges of the job…

** Recruitment **

We are looking for a

Recruiting

Business and Project Manager

Business and Project Manager
The Chester Mystery Plays board is looking for a Business and Project Manager to work with them from early in 2019 to develop, plan and deliver the 2023 production (and any smaller scale projects in between), and to provide general administrative and management services.

The closing date for applications is 19 December 2018.

Sounds interesting? Please contact us for more information via the email address below.

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In the beginning was the word

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A welcome to Chester Cathedral

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