Passion play in Louth

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Churches Together in Louth and District present the Easter passion play Born with Passion at the Riverhead Theatre on Monday March 25 and Wednesday March 27, at 7.30pm.

The play begins by exploring some of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus and points to the truth that God is alongside us in the ‘ordinariness’ of everyday life.

By the end of the play the tensions felt by Jesus’ friends and enemies have been uncovered – and the story of how Jesus was sentenced to death and executed is told.

Born with Passion has been compiled by Rev Chris Ray, a United Reformed Minister who has written additional material, together with Mark Harrison, a leader based at Breakfast Church and Tea Church in Grimoldby. It includes sketches produced by Wild Goose, and dance to explore death and resurrection.

The Rev Langley Mackrell-Hey, former Chair of Churches Together in Louth and District, said: “The success of last year’s passion play was fantastic; it was great to see new people become involved in our work and offer something that was clearly of help to local churches and newcomers who were thinking about the difference that faith can make.

“I am deeply moved when I see how much people have grown in confidence and the willingness of new people to try and do something that they have never done in their lives before. Our advice is to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

The play is directed by Peter Maddison.

Tickets: 01507 600350 between the hours of 10am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday.