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2018 Production

About the Plays

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Our Next Major Production

June 27 - July 14

in Chester Cathedral

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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…

Technical Rehearsals

It’s the middle of June and things are hotting at Chester Cathedral as the amazing set is built and the talented production crew get the lighting and the sound set up. The cast can finally rehearse on-set and get a taste of the challenges and excitement that lies ahead…

It’s the middle of June and things are hotting at Chester Cathedral as the amazing set is built and the talented production crew get the lighting and the sound set up. The cast can finally rehearse on-set and get a taste of the challenges and excitement that lies ahead…

Pics by Neil Kendall. More HERE

Read the glowing 2013 reviews

Chester Chronicle Review
Click Liverpool Review
The Guardian
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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CMP Tour

Conducted by Noah from the 2018 cast

Tickets are just £3 per person HERE

Tours will run on: 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28 & 29 June,
and 5, 6, 11, 12 July

Latest Blog Stories

Directing the directors

The Cast

Jenna McCaffery, headteacher of The Oaks Community Primary School in Ellesmere Port, is playing the Angel Gabriel and Mary Salome

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And now for Mike Riley and Roger Davey on guitar!

The Music

How an enduring friendship began five years ago and flourishes still today

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More emotion please son

The Board

Jonathan Phillips, Priest in Charge of Chester St Peter, is on the Chester Mystery Plays Board, but once played his part in quite a different production

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Award winning!

The Team

Chairman of the Chester Mystery Plays wins top award...

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