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Chester Mystery Plays and Theatre in the Quarter joined with Churches Together in Chester City Centre and Link Up to produce a dramatised ‘Way of the Cross’ in the streets of Chester on Good Friday morning, 2016.

The performance started at the Eastgate Street clock with Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem and on to the Last Supper at the Cross. It then processed to the Town Hall Square for Gethsemane and the Trial, finishing at the West door of the Cathedral with the Crucifixion.

Community actors joined with the Passion chorus, drawn from Chester Mystery Plays, Theatre in Quarter, church choir and community performers and Chester schools. The performance featured Matt Baker’s extraordinary music from the last three productions of the Mystery Plays, and looks forward to the next in 2018.

Chester City Passion was a huge success, with unexpectedly large crowds on a beautiful spring day.

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Our Next Major Production in 2018

Provisional performance dates are 27 June - 14 July 2018 at Chester Cathedral

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Chester Mystery Plays 2018

Our 2013 Production was a Great Success!

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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”
“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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