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Bid to bring Passion Play to streets of Norwich

Celebrate Norfolk is co-ordinating a bid to bring well-known professional Christian theatre company Saltmine to perform a Passion Play on the streets of Norwich at Easter 2021.

Saltmine produced and performed a Passion Play in Birmingham city centre in 2019, which attracted audiences of several thousand people.

Now a first play in Norwich on Easter Saturday 2021, alongside a return to Birmingham, is being actively explored and churches and individuals who share a vision to see this take place are being sought.

Click here to see video of Birmingham Passion Play 2019

Rachael Orrell, Chief Executive of the Saltmine Trust, said: “Seeing people engaged and transfixed by the modern interpretation of Jesus’ story to the cross and resurrection is something I will never forget.”

Celebrate project director, John Betts, said: “A performance of the Passion of Jesus on the streets of Norwich for all to experience for free could have a big impact on our city in many ways.

“We hope this exciting project can include contributions from many Norwich churches, Christian ministries  and individuals and we would be really pleased to talk to anyone who shares our vision for such an ambitious event.”

Rev Canon Madeline Light from St Stephens, who has hosted Saltmine several times in her church, said: “They are such a great bunch to work with and their involvement would bring a real professionalism and quality to a Norwich production.”

If you or your church are interested in getting involved in the project, by taking part, helping with tasks on the day, praying or providing some of the finance which will be necessary, please contact the team at Celebrate Norfolk.

To express your interest, please email your name and details to: passionplay@celebratenorfolk.co.uk

Keith Morris, 17/09/2020

Keith Morris
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