The Liverpool Passion Plays return for Holy Week

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Join us on Monday 11 April for the return of the Liverpool Passion Plays.  

The popular Liverpool Passion Plays are dramatic performances telling the story of the last supper, Jesus' arrest, trial and crucifixion.   

Dan Bishop. Associate Organist at Liverpool Cathedral said, “The last time we performed the Liverpool Passion Plays was back in 2017. We have wanted to reintroduce the play for a while, this year seemed an ideal opportunity now that the pandemic is much more under control.  

 “We wanted to use the Cathedral’s architecture and artwork as part of the story. Using the various spaces created by Cathedral building and having the audience ‘walk with Jesus’ through his story has proved to be extremely powerful. You will witness the story unfold starting as a young boy, his entry into Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas, and his trial and crucifixion.   

“The performance will move West to East in the Cathedral, stopping in various places for each scene to unfold. Finally, we travel back to the Central Space to witness the crucifixion which takes place on the Nave Bridge.  

“The script was originally written by Mark Lovelady and myself.  Alongside existing music that is a staple of Passiontide, the play features some original compositions by various people, written specifically for us.”  

The performance combines music, script and liturgy to demonstrate what Christ's suffering and resurrection means for us today. The five acts have been put together by the cast, crew and musicians who are volunteers from the congregation, cathedral choirs and the public.  

The play starts at 6:30 pm and will finish at 8:30 pm  

Entry is free but we welcome your donations to support our choir tour fund.