CHILDREN and young people are being invited to set out on a magical journey that could lead them to this year’s production of the Chester Mystery Plays.

The invitation comes from director Peter Leslie Wild, writer Stephanie Dale and composer and musical director Matt Baker of this summer’s spectacular production.

Workshops for children and young people held in November were such a success the artistic team has decided to hold more this month.

“We want to make sure that anyone interested in taking part can have the opportunity,” said Peter. “But this will be the last chance because from that moment on we’ll be into the main production rehearsals.”

Matt is keen to encourage children and young people to join his chorus and said: “Staging the production in the nave of the cathedral will give us so many more musical opportunities.”

Children wishing to sing in the Chester Mystery Plays are invited to attend a workshop on Saturday, January 12, at 10am at Chester Cathedral. Children wishing to act in the Chester Mystery Plays are invited to attend acting workshops on Saturday, January 19. The first at 10.30am is for children attending primary school (minimum age seven). The second starts at 2pm and is for children and young people at secondary school.

To attend a workshop, register interest by emailing