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The Chester Mystery Plays will be performed on Friday 14 April at 10:30am.

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

Community actors will be joined with with the Passion chorus, drawn from Chester Mystery Plays, Theatre in Quarter, church choir and community performers and Chester schools. The engrossing performance will feature Matt Baker’s captivating music from the last three productions of the Mystery Plays, and the whole event is an exciting prelude to the next cycle of the plays in 2018.

Join us for this very special journey – it will last no more than 45 minutes and is completely FREE OF CHARGE.

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The Chester Mystery Plays are performed every 5 years by a community cast of hundreds! Iconic Bible stories are transformed into a truly spectacular, dynamic theatrical experience through tales of ambition, intrigue, betrayal and passion. A new script was commissioned for 2013 and for the first time ever, the Plays were performed in the Nave of Chester Cathedral

An extraordinary community event telling
the greatest stories ever told!

You can download four different posters, celebrating the various elements that make up this spectacular performance.
Poster 2 – The Flood
Poster 4 – Jesus’s Life