The BBC and Preston Guild are jointly hosting a Passion Play the Easter in the centre of the city as part of this year’s Guild celebrations. The performance will include over 1000 local performers and singers. Applications are now open for people wanting to take part.

imageThe live BBC One programme for Good Friday 2012 will be a contemporary and dramatic re-telling of the Passion story and feature an exciting combination of live performance and innovative drama.

The programme is a modern day dramatic re-telling of the Passion story, featuring an exciting combination of live performance, music and innovative drama. The programme will be broadcast live on BBC One on 6th April from an outdoor location in the centre of Preston.

Locally recruited performers and singers will help create the live spectacle and three specially written filmed dramas – inspired by the real lives of Preston people through history and today – will depict the core themes of the Passion story.

Information on applying to perform or to sing is available on the Preston Guild web site.