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THE PASSION National Theatre

in a version by Tony Harrison, 1999

Part of The Mysteries Cycle

In a unique celebration of the Millennium, the Royal National Theatre revived one of the most famous shows in its history – The Mysteries, a great cycle of medieval plays, which are part of the foundation of our culture. The original creative team have reunited to present a new version of their epoch-making show. By rooting the plays in a gritty working environment and using contemporary music, Tony Harrison’s superb adaptations have reclaimed these seminal works for our times.

The Passion recounts Christ’s story from his Baptism in the river Jordan to the Road to Calvary and the Crucifixion.

This recording was broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 – the final episode, The Crucifixion, on Good Friday 2000.

Episode 1: The Baptism of Christ.
The Entry into Jerusalem and The Last Supper.

Episode 2: Pilate and Percula.
The agony and the Betrayal. The Palace of the High Priest, Cayphas. Peter Denies Christ.

Episode 3: Jesus examined by the High Priest, Cayphas.
The remorse of Judas. The Trial before Pilate and the Judgement of Jesus.

Episode 4: The Road to Calvary.

Episode 5: The Crucifixion. Christ on the Cross.


Peter Armitage

Stephen Bent

David Bradley

Cathryn Bradshaw

David Busby

Paul Copley

Joe Duttine

William Gaunt

Sue Johnston

Trevor Laird

William MacBain

John Normington

Joanna Page

Trevor Ray

Iain Robertson

Jack Shepherd

John Tams

Howard Ward

Don Warrington



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