Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fund Raising Update

We are pleased to announce that Kendal Town Council have donated £2,500 towards the costs of staging the Passion! This is a huge boost to the funds but more is still needed.

One of the next major fundraising efforts is a collecting evening escorting the Kendal Lions' Santa Float on the 23rd December. We will need 8-12 people willing to spend about 3 hours walking in the Wattsfield and Collin Field area of Kendal from 17:45.

If you would like to help on the night then please e-mail us and let us know!

The workshops have been a real success and very shortly the cast list will be announced. All in all very exciting times to be involved in the project and it's still not too late to join in.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Last call for actors


It’s not too late to be part of the Passion.
Parts for everyone

All ages, sizes and abilities.
Speaking, non-speaking
No auditions. No entry requirements.


Rehearsals start on 1st December.
Burneside Church Room

6th & 7th April 2012.
On the streets of Kendal and at the Castle.

Full Cast List

  1. Caiaphas
  2. Annas
  3. Scribe 1
  4. Scribe 2
  5. Joseph the Arimathean, from the town Ramathaim in Lod
  6. Judas the Iscariot, from the town of Kerioth in Judah
  7. Temple police 1
  8. Temple police 2
  9. Roman Centurion
  10. Roman Soldier
  11. Roman Soldier
  12. Roman Soldier
  13. Roman Soldier
  14. Mary, Mother of Jesus
  15. Mary Magdala
  16. Salome
  17. Mary, Mother of James and John
  18. Joanna
  19. Jesus the Galilean, from the town of Nazareth
  20. Peter
  21. James
  22. John
  23. Robber 1 – Dysmas
  24. Robber 2 – Gestas
  25. Jesus Bar Rabbas
  26. Girl
  27. Pontius Pilate
  28. Simon of Cyrene
  29. Young man 1

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Newsletter No 1

Acting workshops started - very impressive - real talent and commitment.We can almost cast the whole play. BUT it would be good to get some non-speaking soldiers and guards. And it's not too late to get a speaking part if you come to workshop sessions at Burneside Church room on Thursdays at 7.15pm. Next workshop, 17th November. Parts will be allocated by the end of November to start rehearsals on the script at the beginning of December.

For any information on acting contact Chris - E-mail A Passion for Kendal

Music is making progress. Anne Pater is working with Roland Fudge - composer, instrumentalist, Westmorland Youth Orchestra conductor to compose several pieces to accompany the play. These include a lament at the crucifixion and a Gloria for the fire sculptures, anticipating the Resurrection. Guy Wilson - words for The Armed Man - is working with Caroline on the lyrics. Amabile all set to sing the lament. Westmorland Youth Orchestra for a fanfare or two. BUT we need church and community choirs, especially for the Gloria on the Saturday evening, and to busk before the show on Friday afternoon.

For music up-dates or to get involved Anne Pater by e-mail 

A small but perfectly formed Technical Team is about to start discussions on how to proceed. Chris will head this up until we find a stage manager. We will DEFINITELY need plenty of stage crew, although you may not need to get to all meetings. You will be essential in the last few weeks and the performance itself.

For any information or to offer help contact Chris - E-mail A Passion for Kendal

Sue and her fund-raising team - Joan and Katy, have made excellent progress. So far we have raised over £8000 in grants, donations and confirmed promises, including £5000 from the Local Area Partnership. There are applications and approaches still to be made, but the project is viable. It will be even better if we generate more income.


Come to the Pie and Peas Supper and Quiz at Holy Trinity and St George Roman Catholic Church on November 19th. And be ready to Bag-pack one Saturday. If you have ideas for fund-raising, sponsorship or can help do contact Sue: E-mail Sue

We are still talking to the Council, the Police, English Heritage about using the streets and Castle. Everyone is very supportive. One thing to think about: some people may have seen Becky's excellent work in getting A Passion for Kendal up and running on social networks. Have you also noticed that the play is on at least one hotel chain web-site? We have also had enquiries from a coach company in Warrington. This could mean we might get a much bigger audience than we first anticipated.Good news, but it means we will need a lot of stewarding. If you can help - let us know.

We have made a great start, and a big thank you to all of you who are making this happen. Keep up the good work; tell your friends; come and get involved if you are not already 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Quiz Night with Pea and Pie Supper

Holy Trinity and St George RC Parish Centre

New Road, Kendal

Saturday 19th November
Prizes and Raffle
Teams of 4 - £5 per person

Bring Your Own Drinks