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2018 Production

About the Plays

Past Productions

The CMP Blog

  • ”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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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…

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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…

Latest Blog Stories

  • John Young, our talented new director for 2023
  • Matt Baker, BEM, will be musical director for the 2023 cycle

Director announced for 2023 Chester Mystery Plays cycle

The Team

The board of the Chester Mystery Plays has announced the director of the next cycle of the world-famous Chester Mystery Plays...

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Lockdown Grant Awarded to CMP

Fundraising

Some good news in these difficult times - Chester Mystery Plays has been granted a £4000 COVID-19 Additional Restrictions Grant...

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  • 2018 DVD on YouTube

Full 2018 Production to be Broadcast Worldwide

The Production

A unique part of Chester’s dramatic history will be broadcast to the world this Easter. The renowned Chester Mystery Plays will be shown on YouTube on Good Friday 2020 for the first time in its 700-year history...

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Chris Ellis, 1950 to 2019

The Team

It is with great sadness that we report the death after a long battle with cancer of lighting designer Chris Ellis...

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Tourism Award for Chester Mystery Plays 2018

The Team

The winners of the 14th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards were announced last night (13th September) at a glittering awards ceremony at Chester’s Carden Park Hotel, hosted by Heart Radio’s Angela Jay...

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  • Jenny Russell and Ann Hansena with their glove puppets
  • Callum Hughes
  • Josh Clorley with Gemma Griffiths

Arc Respite Centre users create puppets for Mystery purpose

The Production

Behind the scenes with the Mystery Plays puppets...

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In the beginning was the word

The Team

Deborah McAndrew, writer of the 2018 cycle of Chester Mystery Plays, on opening night...

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  • Heather Mitchell-Buck
  • Heather Mitchell-Buck with Amanda Tapscott and Rachel Peterson in Chester

The meaning of Mystery

The History

Heather Mitchell-Buck, professor of English at Hood College, Maryland, USA on understanding the meaning of mystery...

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