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Our Next Major Production

27 June - 14 July 2018

in the Nave of Chester Cathedral

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Rehearsals Under Way

Photographer Mark Carline has captured the mood of the first rehearsal get-together at the end of October, attended by Peter Leslie Wild, Artistic Director, Matt Baker, Musical Director, and Jo Sykes, our Chairman. And so it begins…

2018 Chester Mystery Plays Auditions (29th Oct 2017)

Launch Event

The official launch event for the Chester Mystery Plays on 3 October was very well attended, and everyone got an exciting glimpse of what the writer Deborah McAndrew has in store for the 2018 production! Photographer Mark Carline was there to record the event…

Chester Mystery Plays Launch 2018

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

Our 2013 Production was a Great Success!

Why not watch it on DVD?

See the promo Here

Order your copy Here

2013 Production DVD


To see how the 2013 production developed Click Here >

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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Latest Blog Stories

Children wanted for Chester Mystery Plays 2018!

Press Release Workshops

Peter Leslie Wild and Deborah McAndrew, the director and writer of the next spectacular production of the Chester Mystery Plays, are sending out an invitation to children and young people to join them and the community company on a magical journey...

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Chester Mystery Plays Christmas event

Press Release Events

Inger Trevor-Barnston photographed with Councillor Razia Daniels, Lord Mayor of Chester, at the recent Chester Mystery Plays fund raising event hosted at Crewe Hill by Michael and Inger Trevor-Barnston. The event was very well attended and raised over £2,000.

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Mystery Artist wanted!

Press Release

The production team is lookng for a talented Artist in Residence to help document the rehearsals and performance of the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays...

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Your chance to play God in Chester!

Press Release

Actors, singers and musicians from across the North West are invited to audition for one of the region’s biggest community productions, which will be performed in the nave of Chester Cathedral next summer...

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Award-winning writer to unlock mystery of medieval Chester

Press Release

Writer Deborah McAndrew has been commissioned to create a new script for the next cycle of the medieval Chester Mystery Plays, which will be performed in the nave of Chester Cathedral in 2018...

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