West Princes Street Gardens
FREE - No Tickets Needed
2.30pm - 26 March 2005
The Princes Street Easter Play Trust are
to perform their Easter Play in in the style of the medieval
'mystery plays', in West Princes Street Gardens, on
Easter Saturday, 26 March 2005. The play will begin at 2.30 pm and will last a
little over two hours.
The play will progress through five locations, all in
West Princes Street Gardens, with the audience following the cast through
the gardens between scenes. The play will end with Crucifixion and Resurrection scenes on
the slopes beneath Edinburgh Castle
The Crucifix will be 18ft high. Its
cross-section will be carried 500 yards through Princes Street Gardens to
the base of Castle Hill by Christopher Duffy from Auchtermuchty, Fife, who
will play Christ.
It will remain in position for five
days, and will be decorated with flowers on Easter Sunday morning.
For further details of the play, please see the
Easter Play web site.
This site gives the times for the
different scenes and a map showing the
locations for each of the five scenes in West Princes Street Gardens.
As part of the Edinburgh Easter Festival, a jazz
concert will be taking place in the Ross Bandstand, West Princes Street
Gardens, before the play, commencing at 1pm.
1. Edinburgh Evening News: 19 March 2005, p.3
AND 2. www.easterplay.org