The Lewes Passion Players will be performing an adaptation of the medieval mystery plays at Harveys Brewery next Easter.
In the Middle Ages many town guilds brought to life Biblical stories with performances to mark feast days. They were a means of engaging the audience with universal themes and ‘larger than life’ characters, bringing Christianity out of the churches and to the ‘common people’.
The Lewes Passion Players plan to use the stories of Creation with the fall of Lucifer and the fall of Man, the rivalry between Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood and then the moving faithfulness shown in the story of Abraham and Isaac. Together these plays form a prequel to the Passion Play to be performed in 2015.
If you would like to become involved in any way with this production you are invited to get in touch. The players will be starting on Saturday, November 16, in Christ Church main hall from 10am-12noon.
Everyone is welcome. Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by text/phone on 07926 486567 if you are interested.
The Passion Play of 2010 involved a cast of some 150 people, with an army of helpers and supporters working in the background.