Norwich Passion Play video is released for use this Easter
Do you remember the Norwich Passion Play which took over part of the city centre last Easter with a dramatic production of the final few days of Jesus life, or did you miss it first time round?
Either way you can watch the most dramatic moments this Easter too, in your church, school, life group or your living room, on your smart phone, laptop or TV screen.
Do you remember Mary Magdalene jumping up and down on a plinth on Hay Hill in Norwich – drawing an expectant crowd, Jesus riding on a bike up to Millennium Plain where he confronted the authorities and shared a fish and chip last supper with his disciples. The agonies of the Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ dramatic trial in front of the Forum and his crucifixion and death outside St Peter Mancroft Church. And the final joyous scenes inside St Petr Mancroft where the disbelieving disciples saw Jesus come back from the dead in an amazing finale.
The team behind the Norwich Passion Play have released a short 13-minute video of the drama on YouTube, capturing all the key moments and it is available free to use for churches, schools, life groups, youth groups and in the comfort of your own home. It comes along with resource sheets explaining the background to the play and suggesting some questions to discuss in small groups to get you thinking.
There is also a series of short video clips intended to be used by churches and individuals in the run-up to Easter.
Here are links to the resources available for free.
Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for School and Youth Settings
Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for small groups and churches
Norwich Passion Play Resources Sheet for using short video clip series on social media
Link to Norwich Passion Play video on YouTube
Dropbox folder with all resources plus short social media video clips for Facebook and Instagram