On Easter’s Good Friday the cast of Wintershall – plus a number of animals – portrayed the ‘Passion’ and the resurrection of Jesus Christ using Trafalgar Square as a stage to a packed audience of many thousands. The Wintershall Charitable Trust was established to bring the story of the Bible to life through epic dramatic open air plays such as this, with two performances taking place at this location and further ones in Guildford on Saturday. The play includes a spectacular depiction of the crucifixion, which quite rightly carries a ‘parental guidance’ warning. Actor James Burke-Dunsmore delivers a powerful performance in the lead role, taking the audience through the familiar story of ‘miracles’ and persecution before meeting his temporary end on the cross.
Sadly, as with many similar events, it does suffer from overly intrusive press photographers. Many need to regulate themselves better and appreciate that they are having an impact on the public’s view.