A WREXHAM trainee solicitor who grew up in Chester and was taken as a child to see the town’s Mystery Plays is starring in this year’s performance.
The Chester Mystery Plays are a tradition dating to medieval times, being resurrected in the middle of the last century after being banned by the Puritans in the days of Cromwell.
Always performed by local townsfolk, the plays are staged just once every five years on the Cathedral Green.
This year they will run every night except Sundays, from now to July 19, in two separate parts.
The Prophecy from the Old Testament and The Fulfilment from the New Testament will be performed on alternate nights.
Taking part in The Prophecy is Jerome Burch.
He works in the Personal Injury department of Wrexham-based Gwilym Hughes & Partners.
He plays Cain, son of Adam and Eve, who murders his brother Abel in a fit of jealousy and is later racked with guilt.
As well as this lead role, Jerome also plays three minor roles in other parts of the production.
Jerome joined the Wrexham law firm on a two-year training contract a year ago.
He said: “I have been to watch the plays many times so to have the opportunity of taking part is a great honour.
“I acted when I was at school and later at university and in the theatres of Chester, but I haven’t done anything for a couple of years so having the part of Cain and other minor parts to play as well, it has been quite hard work.
“The firm have been very supportive though, as they are of all local events, and members of staff from both the Wrexham and Oswestry offices are planning to come and watch the play.”