In Holy Week 2019, Saltmine performed a contemporary Passion Play right in the heart of Birmingham for the very first time. Over 3000 people journeyed with us as we took to the streets to immerse the city in the last days, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Using significant landmarks as our stages, The Birmingham Passion Play 2019 disrupted the ordinary and invited everyone to participate in the extraordinary. Alongside our professional actors, a team of a hundred community actors, musicians, technicians and stewards brought the gospel to life, in all its rawness and all its relevance.
At Saltmine we believe this was not a one-off event. Future opportunities to re-tell this extraordinary Easter story again are being explored in Birmingham and further afield for 2021 onwards.
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Just before and during the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown
The Saltmine Passion Play Audio Drama was created.
Consisting of three 15 minute episodes, spanning from Jesus’ triumphant procession to the crucifixion and resurrection The Saltmine Passion Play Audio Drama is a moving immersive depiction of the easter story.
Last Supper & Gethsemane
Trial & Crucifixion