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Brigg Passion Play

This Passion Play is not being performed in 2017. Please visit again for further information.


This page is a record of the 2013 performance. See photographs from the performance here.

A Passion Play in ten scenes from the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey to the crucifixion for Good Friday.Jesus_with_the_cross

Putting on the first Passion Play in the market place in Brigg was the idea of Canon Chris Lilley and the Ministers Fraternal which is a group of members of all the churches in Barton and Brigg. The event was supposed to happen every four years but because Reverend Chris moved to the coast, that did not happen. However due to some collaboration between myself , the director and Chris, the producer, rehearsals are in progress to perform the play again for the second time this year.

The Passion Play depicts the events taking place from Palm Sunday through to Good Friday culminating in Christ’s crucifiction. It is a wonderful and moving story and in order that it should be seen and heard by all, the scenes are played from lorry trailers supplied by local farmers, the balcony of the Angel and raised staging and all the actors use microphones.The play includes music and singing and is performed by members from churches in this diocese and district.Peter

The last event was amazing with people packing the market place from end to end. They came from many of the surrounding towns and villages as well as from Brigg. The furthest spectators travelled from Nottingham and felt their effort was well worth the trip. The actors thought it was the experience of a lifetime and many are performing again. The atmosphere created by the story, the crowds, and the music was powerful, exciting and very emotional especially when Christ was nailed to the crossed and raised up for all to see.

If you would like to be part of this experience as a player, contact myself, but if you would prefer to watch, please crowd the market place as you did last time. Come rain or shine Brigg Passion Play is going to happen this year.


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