2023 Passion Play

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Looking for a Passion Play this Easter?

Free performances of Passion Plays will be performed across the UK this coming Easter. Passion Plays tell the story of Easter in live theatre performed FOR the local community BY the local community. Encounter Jesus again (or for the first time) through dramatic and moving live performance. It is an opportunity to witness community collaboration and creativity at its best!

Caroline watched a Passion Play in Oxford and said ‘What a wonderful achievement. I was so inspired by the interpretation of the Passion Narrative, especially the grieving mother. I am so impressed with the talent of those acting.’

Isabelle watched a Passion Play in Norwich and said: ‘It was a revelation to me.  When I was in the church “Peter” looked at me personally and said “Jesus loves you”… I was stunned. I never had that message delivered to me so strongly. It has remained in my heart and my mind since. I have made it light of my faith in recent years, being more a deist than a Christian, and irritated with all the Christian concepts. I feel like wanting to return to the fold now and I have this picture of Jesus with his arms wide opened.  It is amazing…’.

Laura from Edinburgh wrote: ‘I brought my daughters aged 5 and 9 to see the Easter play today in Edinburgh. I was concerned they would get distracted as children do but I needn’t have worried. They were both really engaged, they waved palm leaves and enjoyed the bread from the disciples. Every time the scenes moved they wriggled through the crowd to the front to get a clear view. My eldest daughter said being outside made it feel so much more realistic than on a stage. Thank you so much to all involved for making this a memorable Easter for my children.’

 You can find out what other people have said on our website’s testimonials page. 


An image of the United Kingdom with pins to locate Passion Plays taking place in 2023.You can also join thousands of people for a unique experience of the Easter story and find a play near you using our interactive map and full list of the plays

And if you want to join the hundreds of local volunteers who work with professional actors, artists, and arts professionals to bring the story to life for all to see, you can take part!




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