New productions for Easter 2021
We might still be in lockdown, but Easter is not cancelled! It is as important as ever this year to celebrate the story of Jesus and its message of hope and new life. That’s why the teams behind the Edinburgh Easter Play and the Edinburgh Passion are working together to create new work to watch and listen to online for Easter 2021.
Early this year, when it became clear that covid-19 restrictions were going to be with us well into the spring, we decided to postpone both our annual Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens and Cutting Edge Theatre’s city-wide community play The Edinburgh Passion until 2022. However we offering two completely new productions online.
‘Saturday’ is an audio play based on the script we would have performed in Princes Street Gardens. It’s a completely new retelling of the Easter story, set on the day between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. We follow the characters in the story, what they are feeling and doing and the dangers, fears and hopes they experience as they remember their time with Jesus and wonder what will happen next. This will be available to listen to from 3pm on Saturday 3rd April on www.easterplay.org
‘Scenes From The Passion’ is a series of 21 short films, currently being shot at locations around Edinburgh, in which our actors take different characters in the Easter story and re-imagine them in contemporary settings. As well as Jesus himself and Mary, his mother, we explore voices from the fringes of the story: the centurion who watched the Crucifixion, the wife of Pontius Pilate, the mother of Judas Iscariot. These films will be released from April 1st-4th on www.edinburghpassion.com.