Trials, death and resurrection of Jesus brought to life in Trafalgar Square

What are you doing on Good Friday? Buying Easter eggs for the family? Having a much-needed lie-in?

Do it all later! Come and join us in Trafalgar Square for a re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

Performances by Wintershall take place at 12 noon and 3.15pm and are free. Come early to get a good spot and join 20,000 others who are drawn into the astonishing story brought to life before their eyes.

This year, the performance (which is sponsored by Bible Society) sees James Burke-Dunsmore mark his twentieth year in the role of Jesus.

He told The Daily Telegraph that strangers often come up to him in the street with a bottle of water and ask him to turn it into wine.

‘I’m flattered,’ he said. ‘This is a sign in a supposedly indifferent or hostile age that people are interested.’

James weaves his own crown of thorns out of twigs for each performance. And one year, the man playing a soldier nailing him to the cross struck his leg with a hammer, fracturing his leg. He said that he had to shout, ‘Father forgive them…’ and really mean it.

The performances last for 90 minutes and are translated into British Sign Language.

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