Group    From 1350  To 1575

Chester Players

Categories: Theatre

The clergy encouraged the staging of mystery plays from around 1350. Performed in English these taught the Christian stories to the people who could not read, nor understand the Latin used in church. The plays were locally written and produced and those from only four towns survive: Wakefield, Chester, Coventry and York.

The plays were suppressed in the Reformation but in recent years some have been resurrected.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Chester Players

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Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes

Scriptwriter and actor. Born in Oldham, Lancashire. As a writer, he worked with Spike Milligan on the early scripts for the Goon Shows. He wrote for many of the major comedians of the day, includin...

Person, Cinema, Humour, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is often given as the 23rd, the same date as his death, but all that is actually known is that he was baptised 3 days later, on the 26th. Even h...

Person, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Theatre

43 memorials
Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre

The first theatre on this site was built in 1832. The current one, designed by Frank Matcham, was erected in 1910. Our Picture source link no longer works and the current history page for the Vict...

Building, Theatre

2 memorials
Nigel Playfair

Nigel Playfair

Actor and theatre manager. Born Nigel Ross Playfair in London. In 1918 he formed a syndicate to take over the derelict Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. It became a highly successful drama venue, with ...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Shirley Anne Field

Shirley Anne Field

Actor. Born Shirley Broomfield in Bolton, Lancashire. She started her career as a glamour model. Laurence Olivier chose her to play the prime female role in the film 'The Entertainer' and she also ...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial