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Chester Mystery Plays

1 August 2018 - 26 August 2018

Coin Gallery
Chester’s famous mystery plays date back to at least the 15th century. First written by monks and performed by the city’s trade guilds, they told Biblical stories such as the Creation, Adam and Eve, the murder of Abel, and the Last Judgement. The plays were suppressed in Tudor times but later revived in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain and are now performed every five years. This small exhibition tells the fascinating early history of the cycle of plays. The later history, from 1951 onwards, will be explored in Within the Walls in Chester’s historic Water Tower.


1 August 2018
26 August 2018
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Grosvenor Museum
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
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