The Birmingham Passion Play 2019
Birmingham has never seen anything like this before!
Involving a diverse team of a hundred community actors, musicians and stewards alongside Saltmine Theatre Company, The Birmingham Passion Play 2019 is by the city, for the city.
This unique contemporary retelling of the extraordinary Easter story will be performed in promenade live on the streets of Birmingham.
Route: Starting by the Bullring outside Waterstones, moving along New Street up to Victoria Square and finishing inside St Philip’s Cathedral.
Dates: Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April 2019.
Time: 12:30-14:00 each day.
We had been praying into the idea of a Passion Play for Birmingham for a while and for hope and transformation in Birmingham. We had lots of people coming to us saying they felt the need for a creative project in the city centre that reflected the dynamism and aspirational heart of the people that live there.
After discussions within the company, Saltmine approached the national charity The Passion Trust to ask if they would assist in staging an outdoor Passion Play in Birmingham 2019.
The Passion Trust accepted Saltmine’s proposal and allocated a start-up grant, later promising to cover the technical costs for the production.
We have recruited a large and diverse Community Cast made up of volunteer actors and musicians.
They have been meeting every Tuesday for rehearsals.
We are now looking for volunteers to participate as stewards on the performance days.
We have reached over halfway of our £80,000 budget for the Birmingham Passion Play 2019.
We are still seeking financial partnerships with churches, business and individuals.
To donate online, visit: saltminetrust.org.uk/passionplay-donate.
To request a form or make an online transfer please call us: 01384 454 800
Send a cheque in the post to:
61 The Broadway,
Visit our website thebirminghampassionplay2019.co.uk
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via our handle @saltminetrust
Take a look behind the scenes of The Birmingham Passion Play on our YouTube channel @saltminetrust.
About Saltmine Trust:
Saltmine Trust is a Christian charity and theatre company inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus. We describe what we do as 'faith motivated arts', because our faith inspires us to care for and value every human being.
Delivering high quality creative performances and interactive workshops that reach more than 100,000 people per year, our aim is to impact lives and transform society.
- Notes to the Editor
- Saltmine Trust is a Christian charity and theatre company, inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus.
- Creating and retelling stories, with a commitment to making a difference, they deliver high quality creative performances and interactive workshops. Describing what they do as 'faith motivated arts', and performing to more than 100,000 people per year, Saltmine Theatre Company aims to impact lives and transform society.