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Dear God...
“Hate leads to fights, Fights lead to war, War leads to beautiful world no more”
Kieran Hunt

Cutting Edge Theatre
Edinburgh Passion 2021

This project was due to take place in 2020 but has been postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.


The Edinburgh Passion 2021 (postponed from 2020) will tell the story of Easter through an ambitious creative, cultural and artistic showcase spanning different areas in the city.

We will be telling the Easter story in "real time", starting on the Thursday night and going all the way through until the Sunday morning with different community groups across the city taking 1 hour each. There will be diverse groups telling the story for 63 consecutive hours.

There are a number of groups signed up including homeless groups, different churches, refugees etc.

This project will bring together a high quality curated programme of music, literature, storytelling, dance and theatre featuring award winning acclaimed artists, community groups and undiscovered local talent.

The Edinburgh Passion will be a multiplatform, multimedia, cross genre creative interpretation of the Easter story which will connect various professional and amateur organisations in Edinburgh

This project seeks to:

return to the medieval roots of passion plays as a way in which the community was empowered to tell the Easter story and have ownership of the story

reconnect the Edinburgh community with the universal truths at the heart of the story, specifically looking at “love your neighbour” and “do not judge”.

repair some of the divisions that have been created between different religious communities and groups by reclaiming this story and sharing the experience of telling it in order to rediscover our shared common humanity. 

The project will radically re-imagine the story through many voices in a huge variety of ways and will enable participants and audience to reclaim places and spaces around the city. The project will create a passion play on a large scale that is inclusive, diverse and empowering.

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