Crosslights: A Passion Play for Lent

emailsigwritten by Paul Burbridge and Les Ellison
directed by Paul Burbridge, designed by Anna Gooch

The disciple chosen to lead, is in pieces. Caught in the crosslight of the flickering candles at the last supper, the torches of Gethsemane, the firelight in the courtyard, by the searching gaze of his Lord, Simon ‘the rock’ is shattered.

As he hangs from the cross, Jesus is surrounded by a jeering crowd, laughing at his claim to be the Son of God. A small group of family and friends stands by until the agony ends.

But the great friend who, more than any other, has stood by Jesus throughout the story is conspicuous by his absence. One man is missing – one who knows the truth.

Crosslight draws us into the dramatic events of Christ’s Passion and into the experience of one disciple who failed, despite everything he believed so passionately…