Meet the trustees

The Trustees

Paul Deponio

I’m a retired headteacher and have been actively involved in tech stuff for my church, St Pauls & St George’s, for many years now.

I became involved in the Easter Play on the Steering Group dealing with audio requirements and was invited to become a Trustee last year.

I believe the Easter Play to be an extraordinarily effective presentation of the essence of the Christian narrative.

To have a dramatic public performance in the centre of such an internationally renowned city is an amazing opportunity.

John Henderson

John Henderson

I have been involved with the Easter Play from its beginning as a member of the cast in various productions.

A few years ago, I was invited to join the board of Trustees and, with a background in banking, became their Treasurer.

I am an elder at Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh.

Suzanne Lofthus

I’m Artistic Director of Cutting Edge Theatre, based in Edinburgh and was first invited to direct The Easter Play in 2006 after working on a number of Passion Plays in Auchtermuchty and Dundas Castle.

As a Christian, it’s wonderful to be able to combine my faith and my career. I love the challenge of always looking to find new ways to present the Gospel creatively.

Being part of the Easter Play is like being part of a very large and wonderful family, with everyone working together to tell the one story – fabulous!”

David MacLennan

Fortunately no theatrical skills are needed for this but the gift of patience does help – as does being retired.

I joined the PSEPT ‘team’ to help out with the business side of things – insurance, licensing and contracting.

Otherwise I am the buildings manager for my local Church of Scotland and am passionate about networking with Christians in this country and the world as to the means by which the Good News can be disseminated by pioneering Ministries and social media in this Covid era.

As a grandfather, I have become an inveterate home-schooler recently.

Sally North

Having been born in Brighton, brought up in Perth and lived in Edinburgh most of my life it was inevitable that I would develop an interest in theatrical things.

A retired Occupational Therapist, I am a Christian, a member of the Church of Scotland and have been involved, in various capacities, with the Easter Play since the very first one.

It is essential that we re-establish the true story of Easter and rescue the city from bonnets, bunnies and chocolate. Our and the city’s lives depend on it.