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  • Nick Sherratt will play Jesus in the 2018 cycle of the Plays
  • Passion 2017: Jesus on the Chester Rows
  • Passion 2017: Jesus at the Cross
The Cast

Christian Youth Worker playing Jesus in the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays

As I write I am enjoying a coffee on Northgate Street and thinking about Easter. For the past two Good Fridays our city streets have seen one of the most well-known stories across the globe come to life in the form of the Chester City Passion Play with crowds of thousands turning out to be witness to it...

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The Team

Musician Mike Riley talks about rehearsing the new score

It's St Patrick's Day and it's freezing outside and the snow is being driven horizontally by a strong east wind and obscuring the view across the river to the Groves. Mid-March has rarely seemed so cold. But inside we're warm and snug and rehearsing the music for this year's Mystery Plays...

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  • The Trinity - photo by Neil Kendall
  • Nicholas Fry as Noah
  • Robin Leaning as Adam with Sarah Dyne as older Eve and Rachel Devaney and Feana Salisbury as young Eve
The Cast

Cast announced for historic Chester production

A Christian youth worker from Blacon, a university drama student and a retired teacher from Broughton are just three of almost 400 people who will present the world-famous Chester Mystery Plays at the cathedral this summer...

680 min read
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  • Nick Sherratt will play Jesus in the 2018 cycle of the Plays
  • Passion 2017: Jesus on the Chester Rows
  • Passion 2017: Jesus at the Cross
Category: The Cast

Christian Youth Worker playing Jesus in the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays

As I write I am enjoying a coffee on Northgate Street and thinking about Easter. For the past two Good Fridays our city streets have seen one of the most well-known stories across the globe come to life in the form of the Chester City Passion Play with crowds of thousands turning out to be witness to it...

289 min read
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Category: Young People

Boughton pupils share Mystery stories

Students from Bishops Bluecoat CE High School in Great Boughton have discovered the magic and drama of the Chester Mystery Plays in a unique project supported by the National Lottery...

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Category: The Team

Musician Mike Riley talks about rehearsing the new score

It's St Patrick's Day and it's freezing outside and the snow is being driven horizontally by a strong east wind and obscuring the view across the river to the Groves. Mid-March has rarely seemed so cold. But inside we're warm and snug and rehearsing the music for this year's Mystery Plays...

390 min read
Read More
  • The Trinity - photo by Neil Kendall
  • Nicholas Fry as Noah
  • Robin Leaning as Adam with Sarah Dyne as older Eve and Rachel Devaney and Feana Salisbury as young Eve
Category: The Cast

Cast announced for historic Chester production

A Christian youth worker from Blacon, a university drama student and a retired teacher from Broughton are just three of almost 400 people who will present the world-famous Chester Mystery Plays at the cathedral this summer...

680 min read
Read More