One Good Friday 2020 – Horsham Passion Play in conjunction with Wintershall is looking for cast, with an Open Audition to be held on Thursday 28th November.
Wintershall have performed The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square since 2010 on Good Friday, attracting over 20,000 visitors, every year. Good Friday, 10 April 2020, will see the Passion Play performed in London, and across other UK locations, including two performances in Horsham’s Carfax, where a local cast will present the much-loved production at 12 noon and 3.15pm. Other locations staging the Wintershall’s The Passion of Jesus include Bath, Bishop Auckland, Burton on Trent, Hamilton, Liverpool and Worcester.
It has long been Wintershall’s dream to bring their Passion Play alive across the nation, sharing their awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of the Passion with communities, throughout the UK, performed by local volunteers in each location.
Featuring realistic scenes and a moving crucifixion and resurrection, The Passion of Jesus is an unforgettable Easter experience. The Passion’s Christian message embraces all denominations but is also for those of different faiths or none. It is both educational and historical.
Charlotte de Klee, Wintershall’s Producer said: “Unity is at the heart of this play about Jesus’ death and resurrection, bringing together all faiths and none to tell this historic story. Thank you, Horsham for joining us all to tell this story”.
Horsham Churches Together will produce the Horsham Passion Play with performers and other volunteers from the local community. The Director of Horsham’s Passion Play, Sarah Holloway said: “More than ever our nation needs unity and hope. I’m honoured for the opportunity to be part of a project that has the potential to unite our community, by joining together to retell such a poignant story that embraces and delivers hope, in such a time as this.”
One Good Friday 2020 – Horsham Passion Play will be holding an Open Audition for cast members on Thursday (28 November) at 6.30-9.30pm at Christian Life Centre, 51A East Street, Horsham RH12 1HR. Please arrive on time, or email if you are unable to make this time, but are still interested in applying. For more information, please contact Producer, Rosemary Couchman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, production staff, stage manager, volunteers and fundraisers sought.
This is a wonderful unifying project bringing communities across the country together to tell the real story of Easter to a whole new audience.
Full details of each location taking part can be found at www.onegoodfriday.com.