THESE dramatic pictures of Worcester’s Passion of Jesus play were taken by Malvern photographer Rob Walker.
The production was performed in the faithful city on Good Friday as part of One Good Friday 2022.
Since its first performance in 2010, Wintershall has presented The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday, attracting more than 20,000 people to its two performances.
This year will see the Passion Play was not only performed in London but also by local cast members in both Worcester and Bishop Auckland.
The production in Cathedral Square took place after two Covid cancellations and certainly drew in the crowds with viewers as far as the eye could see.
The story commemorated the day Jesus was believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, two days before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life in the open air and has become a much-anticipated Easter fixture.
It included the scenes before the crucifixion, including the carrying of the cross.
A real live donkey was also part of the poignant performance.
Aspiring actors for the Worcester performance have been sourced from various churches across the county in what is the third time lucky for the city after proposed performances in 2020 and 2021 were axed because of the pandemic.
Among them was Malvern Youth Ministry teacher Ollie Ward who works at Regents Theological College, teaching youth workers how to engage with young people around faith.
He spoke to the Observer on Friday about the production and him taking the role of Jesus Christ.
Click here for more on our interview with Ollie.