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Date added: 21 March 2008

Highworth Passion Play 

Crowds gather to watch the story of Easter played out in the open-air
 
Highworth Passion Play in Swindon, Easter 2008
The traditional story of Easter was re-told by the combined churches of Highworth this weekend.
 
An event witnessed by over five hundred people gathered in the market square.
 
The 75-minute play used a mix of music, drama, film and fireworks; a contemporay twist using music from the Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Coldplay, Queen, Handel and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
 
The culmination of 18 months planning and reheasal, the open-air play featured a main production stage, plus action filmed live from locations around Highworth relayed to a big screen.
 
Highworth Passion Play - 21 March 2008
Passionate performance:
the scene in Highworth on Good Friday
Highworth Passion Play - 21 March 2008
  
"It's been a fantastic community event," commented mayor Richard Scotchmer.
 
"To see so many people, especially families, brave the cold weather to come out and see what the Passion play was all about is really heartwarming.
 
"Congratulations to everyone who made it happen."
 
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