The Chester Mystery Plays

We’re going to do something with all the Mystery Plays, but we started with Chester back in 2013. To date we’ve recorded a full set of Exploring workshops of every play, which are being edited and released this year. We also recorded in 2013 some (slightly rough – it was early days for us) full cast audio adaptations, which are available below. We’ll fill in more full cast audio work in the future, building on the work we’ve done, but there isn’t currently a mandate from our patrons to do more – if you’d like us to complete these plays, vote for it by joining us on patreon!

The easiest way to listen to these in order is via our playlist, which sadly won’t embed in this site – so you have to follow the link. Otherwise, just keep scrolling down… https://audioboom.com/playlists/4623693-the-chester-mystery-cycle

The Fall of Lucifer – Full Cast Audio Adaptation

Which is based on our work in the Exploring sessions – runs over two episodes.

Play 2 – Adam and Eve – so the numbering for Chester can get messy, but play 2 is broadly split in two here, starting with our full cast adaptation, and then our workshop elements.

Play 2 – Cain and Abel – the same process again…

And, for the moment, that’s the last play we’ve done a full cast audio adaptation from this cycle for. We did start recording more, and we’ve got the scripts and materials ready to continue, but we haven’t, as of yet, gone on. So now, just the rest of the Exploring sessions that have been released.

The Abraham play features more than just the story of nearly murdering Isaac, starting on a more martial note.

And here’s a compare and contrast episode – this is the Brome Abraham, which we include here because it’s very very similar to the Chester play. Chicken – egg – you decide!

And then we get this interesting play – play five covers the Balaam and Balak story, which you won’t find in any other surviving cycles. Which is nice. It’s an odd play, based on a very odd Biblical tale. Worth a punt for the talking ass alone.

The remaining plays have been recorded and are being packaged now. The next two plays are available to our patrons now – and more are to come. General release will follow anon. To get all our material before the general public, join our patreon and help support our work – you also get to vote for the plays you want us to work on next!