Chester Mystery Plays 2018

Deborah created the script for the Chester Mystery Plays 2018.

This set of plays based on Hebrew and Christian Scripture and apocryphal religious stories were first performed in Chester in Medieval times by the various craft and merchant Guilds of the city. Banned in the late 16th Century as a result of the Reformation, the plays were revived in 1951 and are now performed every 5 years. The acting, singing, and musical company comprises volunteers from Chester and its surrounding area, supported by a professional creative and production team.

Deborah has crafted 24 individual plays into one seamless script telling the story of God and Humanity from Creation to Doomsday.

Utter clarity is the hallmark of this epic community production, with 250 actors involved, half of them children. It is simply magnificent. The Church Times

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Designed by Dawn Allsopp

Musical composition and direction by Matt Baker

Movement directed by Cariad Morgan

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★★ We Are Chester

★★★★★ Chester Chronicle

★★★★ Northern Soul