Saturday, 23 April 2011

Hornchurch Passion Players - riders on the storm

Earlier this evening storms around Hornchurch threatened the fine warm weather and ideal conditions.  Some feared that rain, thunder and lightning would stop play.  But the second evening of this year's Hornchurch Passion Play went ahead successfully, though there were far fewer in the audience compared with Good Friday's
viewing public. Yesterday's performance has been praised as the best ever in the history of HPP, dating back to 1995. (There have been performances in 1995, 2000, 2006 and now in 2011.)

Kevin Walsh, the director, told his cast that some observers wrongly thought that he had professional actors connected with the Queen's Theatre.  He has been delighted with the high standards of acting and commitment shown by his cast to date.  Kevin played Jesus in previous years; it is Simon Pugsley's first year as the Son of David and Saviour.  And didn't he do well! Some of the photographic images of Simon on the cross are really iconic.

Please see the HPP website for news, photographs and developments.  The Church of the Hornchurch Passion Play is riding the storms of life and witnessing to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life.
He is alive and reigns in obedient hearts.  He is coming again.

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