Here you can access a wide variety of passion play scripts and script excerpts to enable and inspire you in writing the script for your Passion Play.

Glasgow Passion 2015 Script

In 2010, we commissioned playwright Rob Drummond to write a modern Passion play, specifically looking at how it might look if Jesus was around then. We wanted to look at trial by media and politics. To that end Rob based his play some years in the future. This enabled him not to attach it to any specific political party or event.

The cast performed the play in George Square, Glasgow using film and big screens. A great play to bring a modern slant on the story.

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Brighton Passion 2012 Script

The Passion of Christ is a moving portrayal, faithful to the original scripture, of the days leading up to Jesus’ arrest, death and resurrection. James Burke-Dunsmore, who has played the role of Jesus in Brighton’s Passion of Christ production, has written the script. He has also appeared on stage and screen, nationally and internationally for over 14 years.

This production highlights Jesus’ role as a teacher. It shows the remarkable methods he used to guide his unlikely students. This was in preparation for their ultimate commission to bring the world into the light.

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Andrew's University Easter Passion Play Script

This script was written for the Andrews University Easter Passion Play. It may not be reproduced or edited without the expressed written consent of the Andrews University Easter Passion Play Executive Producer. When using this script, you must include this page with all printed copies.

Please include the following statement in all event programs: The script for this event has been written under the direction of the Center for Youth Evangelism, 4145 E Campus Circle Drive,Berrien Springs, Michigan, 49104-1570 [], provided by the Andrews UniversityEaster Passion Play, and is being used by permission. For more information: Passion Play :: Andrews University

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Great Waltham Passion ‘The Passion of Christ’ 2017 Script

The Passion of Christ (2017) was first performed over three evenings during Holy Week 2017 at various locations in the village, with the crucifixion being enacted on a high ridge alongside the Essex Way footpath just outside the village.

The final scene, the women coming to the empty tomb, was enacted in church on Sunday morning before the Easter Eucharist.

Bolton Passion 2016 Script

A Passion Play performed in 2016 at the Town Hall for an outdoor audience with people from all faiths watching it. It stages the betrayal, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Manchester Passion 2017 Script

The Manchester Passion was performed in the Cathedral gardens to over 3,000 people and filmed by the BBC for Songs of Praise on Easter Sunday. Geoff Millard directed the play in the tradition of the Medieval York Mystery Plays. He presented it in a contemporary way, making it relevant today.

Southampton, ‘A Passion Re-Told’ 2016 Script

A dramatic retelling of the Christian Easter story using music and dialogue. We move from the entry to Jerusalem through to the crucifixion and end with the resurrection and Great Commission. It sets a simple stage. Minimal, it has items that cast members will use to create scenes. Live musicians form part of the stage set. Some of the cast will also play instruments to start songs.

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Southampton Passion 2010 Script

The Southampton Passion took place in Guildhall Square, at the heart of the Cultural Quarter of Southampton, against the backdrop of the Southampton Guildhall. More than 70 actors and a 100-strong choir performed in the play. Neil Maddock has written the script and organised the passion play. He also plays the leading role of 33-year-old Jesus.

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Hornchurch Passion 2015 Script

A Passion Play written by Kevin Walsh and Revd Hugh Dibbens. Groups coming from different locations will move along the streets to converge at the green for the performance. As people gather on the green soldiers will exclude them from the acting areas.  The market will be trading.

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North Lancashire Passion 2019 Script

This is a witty, thought-provoking, moving and accessible version of The Passion. Large and small casts can perform it. Music suggestions available on request. Please also see

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