The Passion Richmond is a town-centre performance featuring the dramatic biblical events leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It follows the tradition of Easter Passion Plays performed in many town centres in the UK and around the world since the Middle Ages. A large cast, with music and choirs will perform between 1pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday, 3 April, using the iconic setting of the Richmond Riverside, just off the town-centre shopping street. This is a free outdoor performance, directed by former BBC Head of Series Peter Cregeen. Local churches and community groups are joining together to bring this central event of the Christian faith into the heart of the Richmond community.