Passion Plays

Image of a man standing on a hill at sunset overlooking the city of Edinburgh. He has tattoos on his arm and dressed in modern clothing with head bowed down. His arms are outstretched in a cruxifixion position

Cutting Edge produces Passion Plays [the Easter play story] , mainly as site specific productions both in the UK and overseas. We also mentor others in producing the plays in their own towns and cities. We are also connected to The Passion Trust who encourage communities in the UK to be able to stage their own plays –


We produce both traditional and modern versions and have worked with the Princes Street Easter Play Trust – – for a number of years. From 2022, Cutting Edge will take over the production of the plays in Edinburgh.


“The Glasgow Passion” was a new and modern interpretation of the story of Jesus and staged in George Square. Written by one of Scotland’s top playwrights, Rob Drummond, this play was first commissioned by Cutting Edge Theatre in 2011.


The modern Glasgow Passion was also then rewritten by Rob for Edinburgh’s Easter Play, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Castle in Princes Street Gardens. We continue to look at different ways to tell this age old story which still challenges us today.


Jesus, late Thursday evening in the Garden of Gethsemane struggles with his doubts over what is to come

Jesus, resurrection on the Sunday morning on top of Calton Hill

A bystander remembers Jesus when he was just a child and can’t believe what has become of the kid from Nazareth

International Passion Plays

Cutting Edge Theatre has also produced many passion plays abroad. 


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