The Players of St Peter
in scenes from the
Chester Mystery Plays
2008 November
Saint Clement Eastcheap Church, London, EC4
The Plays
4 Abraham and Isaac (first 16 lines)Barbers
1 The Creation (part)Tanners
6 Annunciation and Nativity    
Octavian and Sybil
Wrights
7 The ShepherdsPainters
12The Temptation of ChristButchers
18The Harrowing of Hell   (notes)Cooks
21The AscensionTailors
The Players: On stage
Goobett-on-the-GreenJo Greene
God Felix Pring
AngelOlive Stubbs
GabrielAustin Chamberlain
MarySilvia Miotti
ElizabethJudith Elbourne
OctavianTom Holmes
NuntiusDonovan Binns
Senators:Robert Hayward
Peter Evans
SibylOrlanda Marsden
JosephRoger Haworth
Midwives:
TebellGillian Roy
SalomeDinah Jurksaitis
Midwives' AngelCaroline Soury
Shepherds:
HankinMike Waring
HarveyBasil Clarke
TudOliver Clement
 Trowle D Pollard
DotinowleEve Haughton
Angel of the GloriaPeggy Forsyth
Bethlehem AngelHelen Rendall
Lucifer/SatanPeter Evans
ChristFelix Pring
AdamDennis Erdwin
IsaiahAndrew Dobson
SimeonEdward Weedon
John the BaptistRobert Hayward
Demons:Sue Chapman
Jamie Moreno
Eve Haughton
Archangel MichaelMegan Thompson
Dysmas (good thief)Roger Haworth
Taverners:Laura Barber
Jo Greene
PeterMike Waring
AndrewOliver Clement
JohnBasil Clarke
Angels of the Ascension:Olive Stubbs
Peggy Forsyth
Other parts played by
Lisa Rost-Welling
and members of the cast
The Players: Off stage
Adaptation and Direction Olive Stubbs
Musical DirectorAndrew Pink
Musicians and Singers:Sue Chapman
Judith Elbourne
Peggy Forsyth
Victoria Hay
Orlanda Marsden
Silvia Miotti
Deborah Pollard
Helen Rendall
Lisa Rost-Welling
   Gillian Roy
Megan Thompson
Mike Waring
Edward Weedon
Stage ManagerTed Weedon
Assistants:Sue Chapman
Lisa Rost-Welling
LightingMike Waring
AssistantSimon Reynolds
PropsEve Haughton
Assistants:Sue Chapman
Ted Weedon
CostumesOlive Stubbs
Assistants:Ted Weedon
Michael Smith
Angela Bird
Publicity, Programme and Tickets:
Laura Barber
Olive Stubbs
Ted Weedon
Front of House ManagerKen MacLeod
Indisposed
Godwyns Onwuchekwa
Notes
  • The Harrowing of Hell comes from the Gospel of Nicodemus (as a PDF | as HTML | Wikipedia).
  • The Gospel of Nicodemus also gives names for the two malefactors crucified with Jesus. They are Dysmas and Gestas (aka Dismas and Hestas).
  • Dysmas and Gestas as characters in The Master and Margarita (extracts) by Mikhail Bulgakov. (A bit peripheral to the present subject but it is a book worth reading.)
  • Adtollite portas principes … is from Psalm 23.