Free Resources from the Norwich Passion Play
Re-live the Norwich Passion Play this Easter in your church or school
Last Easter, thousands of people enjoyed an engaging and wide-ranging Passion Play on the streets of Norwich city centre.
“There was Mary Magdalene jumping up and down on a plinth on Hay Hill in Norwich – drawing an expectant crowd, Jesus riding on a bike up to Millennium Plain where he confronted the authorities and he shared a fish and chip last supper with his disciples,” said Keith Morris, chair of Celebrate Norfolk, which organised the play with Saltmine Theatre company and many local churches.
“We saw the agonies of the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ dramatic trial in front of the Forum and his crucifixion and death outside St Peter Mancroft Church. And the final joyous scenes inside the church where the disbelieving disciples saw Jesus come back from the dead in an amazing finale.”
Read on for links to free videos and resources for you to use to re-live the event!
You Tube clips to share
This Easter, the Celebrate Norfolk team has released a specially produced and edited 13-minute video. This captures all the key moments of the performance.
Keith said: “The video contains helpful sub-titles and a personal message from Freddy Goymer, who played the part of Jesus. It is an ideal resource to show at a church small groups or youth group, maybe even in a church service or school assembly.
They have also created four short video clips of less than one minute that can be shared on your social media channels, along with suggested captions. Please share the links with the person who posts on your church social media accounts, as this is a good way of sharing the Easter story and all the content is ready-made.
The video is freely available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@celebratenorfolk
The team from Norwich have also produced short resource sheets which explain the background to the play. They also suggest some questions to get people thinking and discuss in small groups or with your family and friends. The free resource sheets can be downloaded from www.celebratenorfolk.co.uk or see the links below.
1. Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for School and Youth Settings
2. Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for small groups and churches
3. Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for using short video clip series on social media