Bringing the Bible to life

Jesus teaching: This is simply a photo of Jesus teaching at the market cross in Alnwick.  Teaching as he did in the lead up to the very first Easter.

Jesus teaching: This is simply a photo of Jesus teaching at the market cross in Alnwick. Teaching as he did in the lead up to the very first Easter.

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Biblical scenes will unfold in a north Northumberland market place when a diverse production brings the Easter story to life.

Through live drama and song, the ambitious Passion for Northumberland project will tell the tale in a contemporary style, while remaining true to The Good Book’s account of events.

The show, which takes place in Alnwick Market Place, on Good Friday, March 29, from 6.30pm, will include big screen film, a choir and theatrical lighting.

And chairman of the project, Chris Friend, believes it will be an event to remember.

Director Chris Jones, said: “We are setting the drama in a contemporary context, with incredible relevant themes and expect the production to appeal to all ages.

“We are using the natural theatre of the market place with a creative use of the location.”

Described as an event by the community for the community, it is being staged by Northumbrian people.

Members of the community in Alnwick and surrounding area have been busy rehearsing for the show.

Stage manager Libby Taylor believes this makes the production extra-special.

She said: “A whole new group of local people have come together with such enthusiasm and dedication and a whole range of expertise.

“Some have acting experience, for some this is the only time they’ve ever been on stage.

“Everyone is working so well together to create this ‘first’ for Alnwick and it’s so satisfying being part of this exciting community project.”

People can still get involved with the project, with both front and backstage positions available.

Contact the group via its Facebook page or visit www.pas sionfornorthumberland.org.uk

Alternatively, call 07766 477016.