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The Edinburgh Easter Play goes online for Easter 2021

In recent years, a large team has come together to tell the story of Easter in the dramatic setting of Princes Street Gardens. A new production is created from scratch annually, always finding new ways to tell the story. Due to covid-19, we were not been able to stage live productions in 2020 or 2021. However, we created an exciting programme of online work for Easter 2021.

‘Saturday’ is a new audio play which tells the story of Easter. On the day between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, we meet disciples and Roman soldiers, changed by their encounters with Jesus, wondering what’s going to happen next.

‘Saturday’ was made available to listen to here from Saturday 3rd April, 2021. To hear Easter Play’s Mike Frew talking about this year’s production click here. For more information about the cast and crew click here.

Due to Covid restrictions, the actors had to record this play in isolation using multiple devices and different platforms. The finished result is a triumph in these extremely difficult circumstances.

‘Scenes From The Passion’ is a series of more than 20 short films which explore characters and moments from the Easter story re-imagined in a contemporary context. Filmed at locations all over Edinburgh, they were released over the weekend of Easter 2021 on

’Saturday’ and ’Scenes From The Passion’ are co-productions of the Princes Street Easter Play Trust and Cutting Edge Theatre. They were made possible by the generosity of our donors and supporters. If you would like to support the Princes Street Easter Play Trust, you can donate via our Stewardship account.