Passion comes to Hucknall

An exciting, dramatised production of the Easter story takes place on 16th and 17th March at St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall.

The production, entitled The Hucknall Passion, uses words, music and action to tell the story of the last week of the life of Jesus; it will be performed by church goers and members of the wider community.

It is the idea of the Revd James Pacey, 33, curate of Hucknall Team Ministry who prior to ordination worked as a theatre director.

“The Easter story is something that many people are familiar with but we hope that by retelling it as drama, people will be freshly gripped by the events of the first Good Friday and Easter,” said the Revd Pacey.

The cast is drawn from people from across Hucknall and serves as the ‘sequel’ to the sellout The Hucknall Nativity staged in December 2016. The play is also part of the town’s Hope 2018 event, a series of events and services designed to bear witness to the Christian faith.

Luke Gascoigne, 34, is playing the part of Jesus, and the Revd Mina Minns, 39, Curate of Westwood and Selston, is playing Peter.

The Revd. Pacey said: “It is great to have so many people of many different ages involved. This is an initiative for the community, by the community.

“We hope to welcome both committed Christians who want to experience a fresh take on these events and those who might be wondering what all the fuss over Easter is about”.

Performances are on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall, Ogle Street. Tickets are £6 for adults, £6 for under-14s, £18 for a family ticket.

They are available from the John Godber Centre next to the church, Hucknall Library or by clicking here. All profits will go to charity.

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