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Disciple Diaries

Posted on: 3rd May 2016 By: Sally Kee

I know this is the wrong season but I have just completed and uploaded my latest Easter play which I failed to complete in time for Easter this year. I am very pleased with the play especially as it has taken me so long to do and I hope that you and your children will have a great experience staging Easter 2017. Let me know what you think.

An interesting and sometimes fun (where appropriate) approach to re-telling the traditional Easter Story. The Twelve Disciples provide a commentary of the events leading up to the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection of Jesus in rhyme from ficticious diaries supposedly written as the events unfolded. We hear a little bit about the personalities of the disciples as they reveal their diary entries and their personal reactions to the events. The facts are then padded out with dialogue between the main characters which are further explored in ten original songs in a variety of styles and idioms ranging from the swing feel of the opening number 'The Twelve Friends of Jesus' to the pathos in song ten 'The Walk of Love.' The play has a cast list of 60 so could be used with two classes combined but the possibilities are endless. Actions and dance routines would enhance the songs greatly and help to make everyone feel valued and included.