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Drama Kirk

A true and compelling contribution to the Easter message.

The People’s Passion is a beautiful hybrid of theatre and worship bringing the Gospel to life. It was performed as a service of worship in five towns throughout Holy Week. For Wishaw, Lanark and Carluke, this was the first Passion Play in the history of the town (as far as we can gather). For Motherwell it was the first since the 1950s. In each of the towns, the services were part of joint, ecumenical celebrations for Holy Week.

For the first time our work had British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, which opened up our work to a new audience and allowed us to engage with the local deaf club. Three live stream users and around four in the church made use of this. For the first time our work had British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, which opened up our work to a new audience and allowed us to engage with the local deaf club.

A Boys Brigade company from Dunblane made a trip to see the play in Motherwell. There were others who journeyed from outwith Lanarkshire to join us. Other notable guests included South Lanarkshire Council’s Provost who wrote a letter of thanks, saying, “It was a true and compelling contribution to the Easter message”.

It also brought people from all different churches, and those of no particular faith, together. There was really good discussion amongst the people who were there on the night I was there.

It felt like we’d been present at Jesus’ cruxifiction.

It was very moving and made you feel as if you were there and part of the story.

I am having a difficult time at the moment, struggling and questioning my faith at times, and seeing this presentation helped me to feel stronger and touched me deeply.