On Good Friday, 15 April, the renowned Wintershall Players return to the heart of London with their awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus, performed in the shadow of the National Gallery. Supported by the Mayor of London, the open-air production was first produced in London in 2010.
With a cast of more than a hundred, all in resplendent costumes, along with horses, doves and a donkey, The Passion has now become a highly anticipated Easter fixture, attracting more than 20,000 people to its two London performances. (During the covid lockdown there were performances online)
The play was 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.
There are two performances of The Passion of Jesus on Trafalgar Square on Friday 15 April 2022 – at 12 noon and 3.15pm. Admission is free.
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. and available to watch on Wintershall’s Youtube channel. www.youtube.com/user/wintershallplayers/featured