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Easter 2019

On Saturday 13th April 2019, a spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will fill Carlisle city centre.
Produced by Classic Theatre Cumbria and supported by the Diocese of Carlisle, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, Churches Together, the Salvation Army, and the free churches in Carlisle, this exciting production will be a fabulous display for the whole family.
Isaac Lawrence
Isaac Lawrence
Vicar of Scotby, Cotehill & Cumwhinton
John Davies
John Davies
Director, Classic Theatre Cumbria
Irene Roberts-Green
Irene Roberts-Green
Manager, Classic Theatre Cumbria
Envisioned by Issac Lawrence, Vicar of Scotby with Cotehill & Cumwhinton, the Passion Play will be performed twice on the day, Saturday 13th April 2019.

The play will be produced by Classic Theatre Cumbria, and directed by John Davies. Founded in 2014 by John Davies MA, ALAM and Irene Roberts-Green, Classic Theatre Cumbria is dedicated to staging plays in the classical repertoire in support of local charities and, preferably, in interesting venues. John has some amazing ideas for how the Passion Play will be staged.

Are you interested in:
acting, volunteering,
stewarding, prayer ministry,
hospitality... ?

There are so many ways you can get involved.
Please get in touch if you’re interested in getting involved in any way in as many areas as you’d like.


We will be delighted to hear from you if you are able to offer yourself for an acting role in the play. You will be working with the highly regarded and successful Classic Theatre Cumbria.

Prayer Ministry

By becoming part of this team you will have the opportunity to pray with people in and around the prayer tent on the day.


The delight of welcoming and serving refreshments to many.


Be part of a team that has the responsibility of managing, supervising arrangements and keeping things in order.

Welcome Team

Be part of the spectacular welcome team. All you need is a welcoming smile inviting people to come and join in.

Safe Space Team

Our heart and role is to ensure a safe and peaceful space for everyone—first aid, lost child, security etc.

Financial Support
& Fundraising Ideas

Please help us raise funding and awareness for this amazing event.

Financial Support

We would encourage you to talk to your PCC to see if you can support this play financially.

100 Faces

You can be part of this amazing yet simple scheme. We’re looking for 100 people who can commit to giving £5.00 a month for 12 months. Can you find five people in your church who can make this commitment?

Bible Cookies

Take a box of 20 or 50 Bible Cookies, put them at the back of your church for a donation of £1.00 towards Carlisle Passion Play. Enjoy a crunchy cookie and find inside a message from the Bible.

Loose Collection Box

Can you encourage people to take loose collection boxes and put their spare change in it?

Fundraising Event

Can you support Carlisle Passion Play by holding a fundraising event? A coffee morning, quiz night, cake sale...

Church Collection

Would your church consider donating the collection from one of your Sunday services to Carlisle Passion Play?


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