Passion For Bolton, Live Drama In Victoria Square. Do you Want To Get Involved?
17th February 2011
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The Passion For Bolton aims to present a live, high quality drama on Bolton Town Hall Square in 2011 and hopefully again in future years.

Passion for Bolton will take place in the grand setting of Victoria Square on Saturday 23rd April 2011 (Easter Saturday).  

So what is Passion for Bolton?

Passion plays, traditionally held on the streets, are re-enactments of the last few days of Jesus’ life, leading up to his death and resurrection.  Before most people could read, drama was an important way for people to learn bible stories, especially the story of Jesus.

So on Saturday April 23rd 2011 such a drama will take place in Bolton.  Jesus and his followers will walk from Bolton Parish Church to Victoria Square with a donkey.  Local secondary school students will perform scenes from the gospels heralding the main performance.  Primary schools will be involved in providing artwork to support the event which will be showcased around the town.  A Gospel Choir is busy rehearsing for the day.  Young singers from across the town are getting involved.

The drama will enact key moments of the First Easter in a relevant way for th general public in Bolton, whilst retaining integrity with Biblical narrative. The core organisers are local church groups, drawing from as many churches across Bolton as possible. The project will offer many opportunities for contribution and involvement in preparing, planning, presenting and participating to many community groups, including amateur dramatic soceities and schools.


Why Do It?

  • To deliver a production on Saturd?ay 23rd April 2011 that communicates the message of Easter through drama and music.
  • To build improved cohesion across the Christian Churches, wider faith groups and cultural divides.
  • To empower local people involved to develop their potential and also to create volunteering opportunies for young people to develop their talents.
  • To add value to One Bolton Events, by presenting a high quality prestigious drama on the Town Hall square.



How Can I get Involved?

There are a number of ways individuals can support Passion for Bolton.  For example, fundraising, administrative support, back stage roles, set design, wardrobe and props support, Cast members, prayer team or join the choir.  You will find more information on

Young Singers aged between 11-18 are urgently required to join the gospel choir as part of the Passion event. Rehersals will be taking place on Thursdays every two weeks at The Methodist Mission, Victoria Hall, Bolton and begin this week Thusday 17th February at 7.30pm


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