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Worcester Passion Play 2024

Published: 19th February 2024

The crucifixion scene at the Worcester Passion PlayLast Easter, more than a thousand people came to watch a live open-air performance of the Passion Play in Cathedral Square on Good Friday. This year's performance will take place at 10.30am on 29 March.

Passion Plays tell the story of Jesus’ Last Supper, the betrayal by Judas, his trial, the crucifixion and the resurrection. The most famous Passion Play is performed in the town of Oberammergau in Germany every ten years. 

The first production in Worcester took place in 2022 – and the team behind the production have worked closely with an organisation who have put on a live open-air performance in Trafalgar Square every Easter since 2010. 

Rehearsals are well underway, and the production team have been working hard to ensure this year’s performance is even better than 2023. The cast is made up primarily of people from a number of local churches and various denominations including the Church of England, the Catholic Church, Methodists, Baptists and various non-denominational churches. Poster for Worcester Passion Play

Director Tim Crow says “The Passion Play dramatises the trial, death and resurrection of Jesus – the heart of the Christian faith, and the hope for the world. This colourful production brings the historical events to life.”

Local cafes, restaurants and businesses are opening early on Good Friday to welcome the hundreds of spectators expected to attend the performance. And there is a huge LED screen in Cathedral Square to ensure everyone can see what’s happening on stage.

There is no charge to come and watch the production on Good Friday 29 March at 10.30am in Cathedral Square. The team behind this year’s event are relying on donations to cover the costs. Visit their GoFundMe page.

Further information about the Worcester Passion Play 2024 can be found on their website.

Download resources to promote the Worcester Passion Play in your church.

Page last updated: Monday 19th February 2024 10:42 AM

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