Passion returns to Chester this Easter

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After a three year break, the hugely successful production of the Chester City Passion, from the Chester Mystery Plays Company, and in association with Churches Together, Theatre in the Quarter, and Link Up have agreed to mount the performance once more on the streets of Chester on Good Friday, 10 April 2020.

The company used Chester's streets and rows as a theatre, telling the story from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem (under the Eastgate Clock) to the Crucifixion outside the West Door of the Cathedral. The 100 strong community cast was joined by, Roman Soldiers, Karamba Samba and the Town Crier.

"So many people expressed a desire for this unique production to be seen again," commented Jonathan Philips, a Trustee of the Chester Mystery Plays Company. "We all felt we should make it happen despite the inevitable funding difficulties."

Matt Baker will return to direct the production and his music will once again be heard on the streets of Chester. “I am excited to be able to do this again and to use our fantastic city as a backdrop,” said Matt, “we want to contribute to the cultural life of our city with a production that tells an incredible story using the city centre of Chester as its stage!”

Andy Glover of Link Up added: "The Chester City Passion is a wonderful project to be involved in. The churches across the city working together with the Chester Mystery Plays and Theatre in the Quarter to produce a spellbinding celebration of theatre and faith. We are really looking forward to doing it again and to welcoming thousands of people to this exceptional event."


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