How long is a Passion Play?
How long is a Passion Play? They generally last between one and two hours.
Passion Plays take place every Easter. They tell the Easter story of the last days of Jesus’ life, his death and his resurrection. For many people, Passion Plays are a way to experience the Easter story in a way that makes it come to life and become more meaningful for them.
Isobel watched the Norwich Passion Plays and described the experience as a revelation:
It was a revelation to me. When I was in the church “Peter” looked at me personally and said “Jesus loves you”… I was stunned. I never had that message delivered to me so strongly. It has remained in my heart and my mind since. I have made it light of my faith in recent years, being more a deist than a Christian, and irritated with all the Christian concepts. I feel like wanting to return to the fold now and I have this picture of Jesus with his arms wide opened. It is amazing….
Some Passion Plays are performed as part of a longer dramatisation about the whole of Jesus’s life. The Havant Passion Play will take place in August 2023. The Chester Mystery Plays include a Passion Play in their performance in June and July. The Wintershall Passion is performed at Easter and also during their summer performance; the ‘Life of Christ’.