A LIVE re-telling of the Easter Story will take centre stage in Fordingbridge today (Good Friday).

Churches Together in Fordingbridge and district, a collective of multi-denominational faith groups and churches in the local area, will perform The Easter Story on an open-air stage in St Mary's Churchyard in Fordingbridge.

The play will last about an hour, covering the story of the Last Supper through to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

The drama is closely based on the Biblical narrative and has been especially written by local Fordingbridge author, Jeremy Houghton-Brown, who is also involved as a producer.

Jeremy said: “The Easter Story has such an important message for us all, and an open-air drama takes the story to the people; so I thought 'let's be positive and do it now!' This message of love and hope is for all people, wherever they are in life's journey.”

Reverend Tom Burden, of the Avon Valley Parish, is working with Jeremy and will oversee the direction.

A cast of more than fifty local amateurs, all in costume, will be joined by musicians and a combined choir led by Canon Gary Philbrick, Rector of Avon Valley Churches.

All are welcome to free performance of The Easter Story, which starts at 11am tomorrow (Friday April 15). Free refreshments will also be available. If the weather is unkind, the play will be performed inside St Mary’s Church.


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