Be A Part of Something Big

Published on 10 February 2016

It has been three decades since a full scale, open air production of the Passion Play has been performed on the streets of Bedford Town Centre, however this year that is set to change. On Saturday 26th March the Play will start at 10.30 in Church Square then proceed through the town centre to finish in the Castle Quarter at approx 12.30.

With the support of the Passion Play Trust and in association with Hope in Bedfordshire, Ministers from various churches in Bedford have been working with local theatre company, No Loss Productions, to bring the play back to Bedford this Easter.

This live theatre performance recreates The Passion Play or Easter pageant. A new script has been written which will retell the story of Jesus' trials, crucifixion and resurrection in a fresh and direct way. The play will have a large cast both in acting roles as well as behind the scenes, making it a huge undertaking for the organisers.

Director Cally Lawrence said, “This is unlike any other project I have worked on in my 20 years in theatre. I am so excited to be working with such a wide range of people in my home town, I think the event is going to be very special because it is driven by the Bedford community and what they bring to the work”

The play itself will work its way through the modern streets of Bedford and, in so doing, will bring the story of Jesus to life in the 21st century.

To get involved in this special event, please do get in contact:

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