The Easter Story told live in the
heart of Edinburgh

We would like to wholeheartedly thank the wonderful audience that came along to the 2023 Edinburgh Easter Play, The Life of Jesus Christ by Peter Hutley, adapted and directed by Suzanne Lofthus. The show took place on Saturday 8th April 2023 at 2 pm in Princes Street Gardens. We are grateful for the sunny weather and for the great efforts of our multitalented cast and crew, who made the show possible. The performance featured a cast of 30 people in period costumes, including the participation of the Antonine Guards. 

The Easter Play was also accompanied by two well-attended wraparound events:

– a Giving Tree to collect charitable donations for national and international causes

– a Treasure Hunt for families, with Gospel-inspired clues and prizes for every participant. This event welcomed 80 people among families and groups.

We are already selecting a new script for the 2024 Easter Play, with the intention to start rehearsing in October 2023. Keep checking our website and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for relevant news and casting calls.

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For more information about previous versions of the play, visit our The story so far page.

Watch the 2022 Easter Play here

Appeal for Donations

We are ever grateful for your donations so far. As costs continue to rise, we welcome your generous contributions: please spread the word or donate here.

£10 could go towards the cost of costumes
£25 could support our access provision project
£50 could contribute to the hiring of technical equipment
£100+ could help us meet the costs of hiring a professional actor in the role of Jesus

  • Use our Stewardship account to make a one-off donation or become a regular supporter. Note: Stewardship will invite you to create an account. If you’d rather not do this, simply select the option “Continue as guest”.
  • If you would rather make a direct payment, send us an email at or call us on 0131 652 0968.

Join our ‘Lost Supper’ appeal: you could donate the cost of a coffee or an evening meal to support our project. This website gets about 5000 viewers per year. If most viewers donated the cost of a coffee, we would be able to cover the entire cost of an entire production. Would it not be great to have 5,000 “feed” our production?

Thank you!


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