Sadiq Khan: “An Easter tradition in the heart of our capital”




Live performance in London: Since its first performance in 2010, the Wintershall Estate has presented The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square, London, UK on Good Friday. The awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of The Passion quickly became a highly anticipated London Easter fixture.

The story commemorating the day Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life by a cast of over a hundred, dressed in full costume, along with horses, doves and a donkey.

Secondary school teacher and trained actor Peter Bergin will play Jesus supported by the Wintershall company which is made up of volunteer actors and stage crew from in and around London and the South East.

Wintershall producer, Charlotte de Klee said: “We are happy to be bringing the story of Jesus back to the city this year. This play belongs to London and speaks not only to those of the Christian faith, but to all faiths and traditions and those who have none. Over the years the vast audiences the play has attracted stands as testimony to that. As it takes place in the world-famous space at the heart of the capital it demonstrates the tolerance and diversity found in London.”

Featuring realistic scenes and a moving crucifixion and resurrection, The Passion of Jesus is an unforgettable Easter experience, embracing those of all faiths and none.

Supported by the Mayor of London, the open-air production, performed in the shadow of the National Gallery, regularly attracts more than 20,000 people to its two performances.

This year, The Passion will be performed at 12 noon and 3:15pm. Both will be livestreamed via Facebook ( and will subsequently be available to watch on Wintershall’s YouTube channel (

The Passion play in London is directed by Ashley Herman and Polly King and produced by Charlotte de Klee. The Wintershall Cast are famous for their epic re-enactments of stories from the Scriptures. They also perform the extraordinary Life of Christ at the Wintershall Estate in Surrey every June (18-22 June 2024) and the now-famous Wintershall Nativity Journey each Christmas (11-16 December 2024).

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “The Passion of Jesus welcomes thousands of Londoners of all backgrounds to Trafalgar Square to enjoy a live re-enactment of the story of Jesus’s final days and resurrection. This inspiring performance has become an Easter tradition in the heart of our capital as we build a fairer and better London for all.”

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Main Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wintershall Estate

Sorted Staff Writer


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