Why it’s a wrap for Passion plays in capital’s gardens
WITH cold weather set to dominate the weekend, forecasters are warning audiences attending the traditional Easter Plays to wrap up warm.
In a break with convention, the annual performance in
Edinburgh will today feature a rather unusual character who is absent from the pages of the
The role of the mother of Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus in the Easter story, has been added to a new version of the Passion that is to be performed in Princes Street Gardens West at 2pm.
It is thought crowds about 1000-strong will turn out for the free and unticketed show.
Also running today is the Edinburgh International Science Festival on the theme of Life, The Universe And Everything.
Yesterday, the Holmwood House Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of the Alexander “Greek” Thomson House saw youngsters turn super sleuths to track down the chocolate treats.
Meanwhile, at Tollcross Children’s Farm this Easter Weekend, children can come along to meet the new faces of spring.
Families of rabbits and chickens – including their recently-born kits and chicks – will be dotted around the courtyard of the Glasgow venue.
Actor Duncan Rennie, centre, who plays Jesus, and fellow actors rehearse the Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens.
Siblings Anna, David and Harry Wilson, from Cathcart, enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt at Holmwood House in Glasgow.
Ellie Dunlop and Zac Thorburn, both five, with flower winds for Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Chanelle Hunter, aged nine, admires a chick at Tollcross Children’s Farm in Glasgow.