Production will tell Christ’s story and unite community

Workshops will be led by actor and director James Burke-Dunsmore
Workshops will be led by actor and director James Burke-Dunsmore
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A PERFORMANCE will unite churches in the area and celebrate community.

A dramatisation of the last week of Christ will be performed in Havant Park this summer.

Havant Passion is hosting the free event that aims to celebrate the passions of all communities in and around Havant.

The event promises to be an ideal day out for the family where they can enjoy a picnic in the sunshine while watching the Passion Play performance in the park.

The Passion play will take place in the Havant Park on August 15 and 16 at 3pm and will be presented through acting, music, and song.

It will be opened by the mayor of Havant, councillor Leah Turner, at midday and there will be exhibitors from local community groups and musical entertainment leading up to the main performances at 3pm.

The play is a dramatic presentation 
of the last week of the life of Christ on earth.

Helen Collis-Ayoubi, head of marketing and publicity for the project, said: ‘Passion plays have been performed all over the world for hundreds of years, and now Havant has its very own first, a story to share with the people of Havant and this truly inspirational story will bring the real meaning of Christ to life in the heart of our town.’

Churches across Havant have united together to tell the story of Christ and a team of 100 volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and faiths will be performing the large-scale production written 
and directed by actor James Burke-Dunsmore.

James is renowned for his role of Jesus in the annual productions in the Wintershall Estate near Guildford, and in Trafalgar Square, London.

There will be an event launch on Monday, June 29 at 3pm at the Havant Public Service Plaza for representatives from local community groups to come and find out more about the production.

Anyone interested in attending this launch or the main event should contact Helen Collis-Ayoubi at or 07791 578261 for an invitation.