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Preston Passion to return to the city with backdrop of Harris Museum

Posted on - 17th September, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre
Neil Proctor has been signed up to play Jesus in a new performance of the Passion in Preston

Neil Proctor has been signed up to play Jesus in a new performance of the Passion in Preston

The Flag Market is to see a passion play performed through the streets during Easter next year.

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Volunteers are working to recreate the story of Jesus’ death – and bring back memories of when the BBC filmed the Preston Passion in the city.

The route for the play is due to begin in Winckley Square, before a procession up Fishergate into the Flag Market where the Passion will be acted out against the backdrop of the Harris Museum.

Brenda Dell, one of the team behind the production, said: “We had been due to perform it this year, but with all the trees being felled in Winckley Square and the roadworks around the Miller Arcade it couldn’t happen.

“So we have regrouped and put plans in place for 2017. We have the perfect venue and all should be well by Easter.”

Read more: Winckley Square to be closed for two months restoration work

Called A Life Worth Knowing the play is to take place from 11.30am on Good Friday (14 April 2017).

Music is being created for the production and a brass band has been signed up.

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Confetti rains down outside the Bus Station during the Preston Passion

More than 50 people have already signed up to perform but Ms Dell said they are still looking for more cast, crew, actors and volunteers.

Among those signed up is Canon Timothy Lipscomb, the Vicar of Preston, who will play blind Bartimaeus.

Read more: What does Wayne Hemingway have planned for the Harris?

How can I get involved in the passion play?

An open meeting is being held at the Holy Family Pastoral Centre in Whitby Avenue, Ingol, from 2pm on Sunday 18 September for those interested in taking part.

Will you be going along to watch? What do you think of the Passion play? Let us know in the comments below

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