A performance of The Passion of Jesus is returning on Good Friday to the streets of Epsom.

Onlookers are encouraged to get involved with the retelling of Jesus’s crucifixion, which includes a procession where the crowd follow Jesus as he carries his own cross.

The drama will begin from 9.50am on March 30, those hoping to take part should gather in Church Street, in the carpark opposite Epsom Fire Station.

Reverend Sue Curtis, of Christ Church Epsom Common, is producing the performance which is directed by Craig Donovan, with Andy Hards from Christ Church playing the role of Jesus. 

Reverend Curtis said: “We really hope that it makes an impact on the community and makes people aware of the crucifixion.

“It will show the feelings of people at the time and get the community involved.”

The annual dramatization by Churches Together in Epsom has gone from strength-to-strength; last year around 700 people gathered in Market Square.

Reverend Curtis added: “It grew out of a tradition that had gone on for a really long time.

“They’d had a silent procession of witnesses in the Town Centre and five years ago we changed that so it was a little more dramatic.”

Afterwards, at about 11am, there will be hot cross buns at Epsom Methodist Church and a tent for information, prayer and reflection will remain in Market Square until 1pm.