Passion Play



However many times you have heard the story of Holy Week, there always seems something new to discover. When we first heard the story, no doubt we concentrated on the figure of Jesus. His betrayal, suffering and the agony of the cross, before the resurrection on the Easter morn.


Perhaps in later years you meditated on other characters in the story. If you have ever had to make a difficult decision, it is hard not to have some sympathy for Pontius Pilate. But what about Judas Iscariot? Without him, would there have been an Easter story to fulfil the Old Testament prophesies? And then there is Peter, the rock on which the church was to be founded, and yet disowned Jesus three times.


There are also the ordinary people – perhaps like us – the ones who cheered Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, yet were calling for Barabbas later in the week. It is these people that feature in Edward Murch's passion play, “No Name in the Street”. We see the story of Holy Week unfold through the experiences of a mother searching for her son, and the people she meets during her search. Inevitably it prompts us to ask what would we have done, how would we have behaved if we had been there?


This one-act play is being performed at St Giles' church, on Church Drive in West Bridgford, on three evenings in Holy Week. At 7:30 pm on 27th, 28th and 29th March 2018.


Tickets can be obtained from Dizzy Prentice, tel 0115 984 5535, or St Giles' parish office, tel 07948 834250. Tickets are £8 on the door or £7 in advance. Or why not come in a group and have 11 tickets for the price of 10? Free refreshments will be served after the play, giving groups an opportunity to talk over their reactions to the play.