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Passion Plays set to share the Easter story

05 April 2017


A large audience is expected at a Passion Play to be staged in Mablethorpe on Good Friday.

The Passion Play on the Prom will take place on Friday, 14th April 2017 (11am), with a dress rehearsal arranged for Palm Sunday (9th April 2017; 2pm).

A large audience is expected to witness a dramatic retelling of the last week of Jesus’ life, leading to his crucifixion, and the setting for the play will be the area around Mablethorpe’s Central Pullover (next to the fairground).


The producer, the Revd Canon Chris Lilley (pictured), who has taken the role of Jesus in two previous productions, has said, “I am very excited about the Mablethorpe Passion Play on the Prom. We have a script especially adapted for the town, and a very dedicated cast who have been rehearsing for three months. I hope that many people will flock to Mablethorpe on the morning of Good Friday.”

The Mablethorpe Passion Play is free of charge and refreshments will be available afterwards.

For more details, please call Chris on 01507 44 00 39, or contact him via email
The media are welcome to record scenes and conduct cast interviews at the dress rehearsal.

Elsewhere in the diocese, a group of 20 people from the Deepings Churches Together have been working hard on the recording of a Passion Play. Adapted by William Booker, a member of the group, and directed by Guy Torrance, the recording is set to be broadcast on Peterborough Community Radio over the Easter weekend. It may also be heard at 11am on Good Friday in the Methodist Church at Deeping St James after the Walk of Witness, which begins earlier that morning at St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping. Further information is available here (for any enquiries please call 01778 34 55 37).

CD recordings of the play will be made available, and there will be a further opportunity to hear the recording on Monday, 1st May 2017 at the Deepings Literary Festival, where William will be speaking about the writing of the script.