What People Are Saying
Thank you all for a very blessed weekend it was so inspiring and will stay with me for a very long time. God bless.
– Anon (from Havant)
I’m not religious but what an amazing day…a wonderful project bringing a diverse community together. Thanks to everyone who put so much work into it
– Yvette (from Manchester)
Not usually my thing but had a wonderful time. Hours of practice for all involved but the result was super. The choir was excellent too, very uplifting. Well done everyone!
– Karen (from Manchester)
I got more than blessings watching. I burst into tears when Jesus walked back alive. Thank you all so much for your hard work.
– Susan (from Havant)
A very moving portrayal, particularly the sight of the three crosses in front of the Cathedral. There was a lady nearby who stood up crying as Jesus was raised onto the cross…it brought home how those who witnessed this event at the time, must have felt. There were lots of people there from various churches, but I hope that the Christian message of Easter reached others who may have forgotten. Thank you.
– Joanne (from Manchester)
An amazing love story uplifting the spirit strengthens the faith. Messages of love peace and sacrifice hope it has reached to those who have forgotten about it.
– Neelum (from Manchester)
Bible stories can be over-familiar when you’ve heard them for years. This was a good opportunity to see what actually happened in more depth. Everyone was struck by the crucifixion scenes in both productions. You could sense that it was affecting people, and I hope it made them think. It also helps with our personal faith, and it’s also good to get to know people from other churches and denominations. It was lovely to realise that any differences in worship didn’t matter – it was helping to portray the life of Jesus and deliver the good news that did.
– Carol (cast member from Havant)
I was walking through Leicester on Good Friday at a time when I was still a bit uncertain in my faith. I came across Christ in the Centre by accident and saw James Burke-Dunsmore carrying his cross through the city centre. That inspired me, and I ended up going to Holy Trinity Church in Leicester and get involved in both the drama group there and – through that – in Christ in the Centre. I acted in the drama for three or four years, playing the roles of several different disciples, before taking the role of Jesus in the 2013 presentation, which was a privilege and a very exciting challenge
– Nathan Obokoh (Jesus actor from Leicester)
I brought my brother who is usually quite critical of religious things but he said it was very impressive
It must have made people really think about Jesus and hope it taught those who didn’t know him to make them want to know more
– Anon, Trafalgar Square
It was fantastic. It was so moving. It just brings everything to you. It blew me away!
– Paul, 55
The Passion brought tears to my eyes …. it was a truly wonderful production
My favourite part is that he came alive again.
– Child in the audience (Richmond)
‘First Class! Thought provoking and challenging is the best way. I did not want it to end. Congratulations to all. God Bless you all’
– John (from Havant)
‘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’
– Laura (from Edinburgh)
‘Wow…that certainly brings the Crucifixion story close to home, quite horrific in its message. Well done to everyone who was in it, a very emotional time for all I should imagine.’
– Ann (from Bedford)