CHRONICLE readers will remember the photos of Jesus and disciples walking under the Eastgate Clock and up St Werburgh Street.

Andy Davies, Dave Carter and Gareth Rainsforth from the University of Chester’s Harlequin project formed the team that filmed this unusual procession.

Since then, they have worked day and night to get the film ready. This included doing a couple of final shots at the Cathedral’s West door.

“We were very lucky with the weather conditions,” said Andy. “I was a bit fearful because we’d had some heavy showers during the day, but by 5pm it had all dried up and it was perfect – exactly the same as two weeks ago.”

The film was show to company members at a rehearsal on Monday evening for the first time.

Music director Matt Baker led musicians, the adult choir and children’s chorus in a rehearsal of the music that will be performed to accompany the film.

Deborah Ashton, who plays Mary Salome, was watching from the back of the rehearsal room.

She said: “Seeing that was just incredible – this production is going to be amazing!”

On with the day job – restack the chairs in the rehearsal room, restock Kit Kats and coffee, find grey school woollen jumpers and 1950s style school uniforms for 90 children.

Tickets for the 2013 production of Chester Mystery Plays are now on sale at www.chestermysteryplays. com or call 01244 500959.

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