WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm)
Tickets: £10 (to include a glass of wine/soft drink) available from the Saint James Centre
On a dusty road leading to Jerusalem, a woman stumbles towards her judgement. Just weeks later, Jesus will take the same road, leading to the cross…
In Capernaum, the town they both call home, they are rejected. In the temple where they worship, they are condemned. The synagogue leader plots to destroy them both.
Inheritance weaves the strands of the biblical Passion into a dramatic new narrative. It evokes the community where Jesus lived, the people who knew him best, the powers that brought him to execution. And in the shadow of the cross, it casts light on some of the women who Jesus stands alongside, sharing in their suffering.
Echoing through time, it renews our expectations of the kingdom of heaven and who might share its inheritance.
Riding Lights Passion Play for Lent
Written by Bridget Foreman, the narrative at the heart of Inheritance was commissioned for performance at the 2008 Lambeth Conference. It wove together a number of stories from the gospels, exploring in particular some of Jesus’ encounters with women. It was extremely well received, and clearly moved and challenged many in this particularly cross-cultural audience.
Expanding this original performance, weaving it with a journey into Christ’s passion and the events of Holy Week, Inheritance will be a communal experience of theatre and worship. The performance provides an opportunity to reflect on Christ’s Passion and gives space for the audience to make their own response.