The Birmingham Passion Play 2019 performed to over 3000 people and processed live through the heart of the city.
We were humbled to showcase this raw, incredible story on the streets of Birmingham alongside a team of a hundred community actors, musicians, technicians and stewards.
At Saltmine we believe this was not a one-off event. Future opportunities to re-tell this extraordinary Easter story again are currently being explored both in Birmingham and beyond for 2021 onwards.
On 16th, 17th and 18th April, The Birmingham Passion Play 2019 involved a diverse team of a hundred community actors, musicians and stewards alongside Saltmine Theatre Company. This unique contemporary re-telling of the Easter story was performed, processing from Birmingham Bullring, along New Street to Victoria Square and finishing inside St Philip’s Cathedral, LIVE for all to see.
We had an £80,000 fundraising target for our Passion Play Project which included all the running costs (artistic production, technical requirements, venue/route costs, publicity, marketing and administration).
Thanks to the generosity of trusts, grants, churches, individuals and the hard work of our office team, we are delighted and humbled to share that we have now reached our target.