The Passion 2016

The Aberdeen Passion 2016

The Aberdeen Passion will return to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Easter Saturday.  The two performances start in 63 BC – the year Jerusalem fell to the Roman army –   before jumping 100 years to the time of Jesus.  By this point, Jerusalem is under Roman occupation and life is very difficult for the people.  But hope is not lost…

“This Passion is based on the Gospel of John, and the ‘I Am’ statements are central to the book,” said Andrew Sykes, who has written and directed the play.  “We focus on the pain felt by the people in Jerusalem, and also the undefeated hope and undimmed light that Jesus offers.  But this isn’t a story of a God who died 2000 years ago.  It’s a God who can offer a struggling and broken city the same hope he offered Jerusalem.  How relevant is that to Aberdeen now?”

This year’s production includes a live band and choir, who will perform songs specifically written for the play.  Included in the cast are veterans from the 2012 and 2014 performances, and some new faces.

The Aberdeen Passion: A Light Undimmed will be performed at the AECC on Saturday 26th March at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from, or the CLC Bookshop on John Street.  For more information about the Aberdeen Passion, please see