THE PASSION OF JESUS Comes to Trafalgar Square
On Good Friday, Friday 19th April 2019, the renowned Wintershall Players return to the heart of London with their awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus, performed for free in the shadow of the National Gallery. The open-air production was first produced in London in 2010 and The Passion has now become a highly anticipated Easter fixture.
The story commemorating the day Jesus is believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, two days before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life by a cast of over a hundred, all in resplendent costumes, along with horses, doves and a donkey.
Featuring realistic scenes and a moving crucifixion and resurrection, The Passion of Jesus is an unforgettable Easter experience.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "The Passion of Jesus has captivated Londoners and visitors to the capital for nearly a decade by bringing the story of Easter to life in Trafalgar Square. With thousands gathering on Good Friday to witness the telling of the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Passion of Jesus is a perfect example of how London is open to people from every religion, background and belief."
The Passion of Jesus now attracts more than 20,000 people to its two London performances. As well as Trafalgar Square, the Wintershall Players will perform The Passion in Guildford on Easter Saturday.
The Passion is written by Peter Hutley, directed by Ashley Herman, and produced by Charlotte de Klee. The actor and artist James Burke-Dunsmore will once again take the role of Jesus. The rest of the company is made up of volunteer actors and stage crew from in and around London and the South East.
Those who can't make it to London for the performances will be able to watch The Passion live as both performances will be shown via a Facebook Live Stream - www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay.
The Passion's Christian message embraces all denominations, and this is highlighted by the active and continued support of the Bible Society, as well as two of the country's principal Church leaders, The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster and the Bishop of London.