History Brought To Life
The Mission of One Good Friday is to perform the Wintershall Passion Play in UK cities and towns on Good Friday.
The famous Wintershall Passion play has been performed in Trafalgar Square London on Good Friday since 2010. This is an awe inspiring fullscale re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus including a moving crucifixion and resurrection. This has been watched by an estimated 120,000 people in the Square over the past 10 years with almost 300,000 people watching the performance in 2019 through a Live Stream in many countries across the world.
Several cities and towns have already committed to this wonderful project. Join us and help us to bring the Easter story to life for everyone.
Each city or town will need you to join in.
Contact your local city or town today and volunteer to be a part of this great community project. They need cast members, production staff, administration staff, fundraisers or anyone with spare time who is inspired to join in.
If you would like to register your city or town to take part contact Wintershall: firstname.lastname@example.org
One Good Friday 2023
Wintershall hopes to encourage cities and towns to perform their own Passion plays. This would be a lasting legacy for each community. Wintershall offers a Passion script, a comprehensive Production Manual and help and advice to each city or town.
The cast, production team and volunteers would be from the community pulling together to make a difference and to share the story. The Passion play could be a lasting community project, being performed for years to come.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Justin Welby said: “Passion Plays have been a feature of the life of our country since the Middle Ages, and for good reason: there is no greater story than that of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that this Easter, you can be caught up in the story of the love of God for the world in the person of Jesus. Come and See.”
The Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols said: “On each Good Friday since 2010, Wintershall have performed the Passion of Jesus in London’s Trafalgar Square. This Easter, for the first time, groups in towns and cities across the United Kingdom are staging the Play in their own communities. I am greatly encouraged to know that the message of Easter is being taken out on to the streets for so many more to see and hear. May God’s blessing be on all of you who take part and all who watch and may the power of God’s love live on in your hearts.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “Every spring for the past 10 years, The Passion of Jesus has brought the Easter story to life in Trafalgar Square, sharing it’s message of hope with Londoners and visitors from around the world. Thousands of people from every faith, background and walk of life have witnessed this re-telling of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection and I am proud that this year, for the first time, this treasured London play will be brought to even more people in locations across the country.”
Years of Experience
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Wintershall CIO stages annual productions and events at Wintershall, Trafalgar Square and Guildford. We have granted licences to certain third party organisations to stage their own productions of the Wintershall Passion Play, using our Production Manual and Script, which offers guidance on how the Wintershall Passion Play should be performed including Health & Safety, Licensing and Insurance. Each third party organisation licensed by us will have their own cast, volunteers and backstage crew including Director and Producer – these are not Wintershall staff or volunteers. As a result, Wintershall does not accept responsibility for the productions staged by our licensees. To the maximum extent permitted by law Wintershall disclaims liability for any losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses suffered or incurred by contractors, staff, volunteers or the public in connection with the production and performance of each Wintershall Passion Play by any of our licensees.