The Passion of Christ is a moving portrayal, faithful to the original scripture, of the days leading up to Jesus’ arrest, death and resurrection. The cast are volunteers from the local community that comprise a mixture of backgrounds, denominations and nationalities, and they often have no previous acting experience.
Creative Director is James Burke-Dunsmore, who has played the role of Jesus in Brighton’s Passion of Christ production for the last 2 years, and on stage and screen nationally and internationally for over 14 years. In 2013, James has handed over the challenging role to a talented young professional actor, chosen from dozens of gifted applicants. This year’s production highlighted Jesus’ role as a teacher and show the remarkable methods he used to guide his unlikely students in preparation for their ultimate commission to bring the world into the light.