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Final preparations being made for Bewdley's first passion play
7:40am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
FINAL preparations are being made for Bewdley’s first passion play which will see actors tell the story of Christ’s crucifiction in the streets of the town.
The Bewdley Passion 2013 will take place next Friday to mark one of the most important events in the Christian calendar.
It has attracted attention from Passio Domini Europe, an international organisation which supports passion and mystery plays throughout Europe.
Lex Houba, secretary and board member of Passio Domini, contacted director Stephen Conway requesting information, posters and a DVD of the Bewdley performance.
Mr Conway said: “For what is, compared to some of the European passion plays, a small production in a market town in central England, to be recognised by an organisation such as Passio Domini is a wonderful acknowledgement of Bewdley, the actors and crew involved in Bewdley Passion 2013.
“We have arranged for Bewdley Passion to be filmed and we will send a copy to Lex Houba as soon as the film is available.”
The play begins at 2.30pm on Good Friday on the Severnside South side of Bewdley bridge.
Bewdley bridge, Load Street and Severnside South will be closed to traffic from 2.15pm for about one hour.
Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre has agreed that visitors to the town can park for free on the school car parks between noon and 4pm.
Mr Conway added: “This very kind offer is indicative as to the way in which the whole of Bewdley has embraced the passion.
“We are expecting a fair number of visitors on the day and the parking facility at the High School will be of tremendous help.”