CV-19 update for Passion Plays in 2021
Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and national lockdowns, organisers across the country have cancelled or postponed 2021 Passion Plays (performances and live events), again this Easter. Passion Plays are an important part of the story-telling heritage in the UK. They are such a meaningful part of Easter for so many people. We want to keep these traditions alive and see Passion Plays flourish once more. We will publish news of any performances between now and the summer on our site here and on social media. Please keep in touch!
In the meantime, here are some online performances from the Passion Plays around the UK:
Trafalgar Square – Passion of the Christ
Good Friday 2 April 2021 – 12 noon and 3 pm. Passion of Jesus Play recorded in 2019 in Trafalgar Square will be live-streamed on the Wintershall Facebook page:
Looking for a creative and engaging way to experience Lent and Easter this year? If so, The Passion Stories may be your answer.
Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter and a young centurion called Marcus Six perform their stories direct to camera in these videos. Vivid, immediate, personal and compelling, they recall the events of Holy Week in accessible contemporary language.
Themed studies accompany each video. They include material for reflection or discussion, questions to ponder and a related prayer. These are ideal for small groups, individuals, or for church services. The Passion Stories download is free with an option to donate to LAMPS’ work.
Drama Kirk from Lanarkshire present a film “With Arms Wide Open”. This lasts for 30 minutes and will premiere on Easter Saturday at 2pm on www.youtube.com/HamiltonOld
Filmed during lockdown, the 30 minute film features two professional actors in the roles of Jesus and Luke, as well as members of the Drama Kirk team.
Drama Kirk’s 2021 Passion Play tells the Easter story from the perspective of Gospel writer Luke. Putting Jesus’ story together years after his death; the disciples share what their encounters had meant for them. It also includes a series of flashbacks to that final, fatal week.