Theatre and worship combine in Passion drama

The Portsmouth Cathedral in Old Portsmouth plays host to Inheritance, a reworking of the biblical Passion of Jesus.
The Portsmouth Cathedral in Old Portsmouth plays host to Inheritance, a reworking of the biblical Passion of Jesus.
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The traditional Passion play gets an update by Riding Lights Theatre Company at the Portsmouth Cathedral tonight as part of Lent.

Inheritance takes the biblical Passion – the trial, suffering and death of Jesus – and turns it into a dramatic narrative. It explores some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels and their struggles with authority.

On a dusty road leading to Jerusalem, a woman stumbles towards her judgement.

Just weeks later, Jesus will take the same road, leading to the cross.

In Capernaum, the town they both call home, they are rejected. In the temple where they worship they are condemned. The synagogue leader plots to destroy them both.

Performed in a church setting, Inheritance is a communal experience.

The performance is structured to ensure that the audience has the time and opportunity to reflect on the Passion and to make their own response if they wish.

See Inheritance on Friday, March 20 at 7.30pm at Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Tickets: £10 full price, £8 concessions.

Call the box office on (023) 9282 3300, extension 234.