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The Passion monologues

The Passion monologues

Filmed in isolation in the actors’ own homes, The Passion Monologues are a response to COVID-19 and being unable to tour live this Easter.

The monologues cover the key events of Holy Week from the points of view of Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter and a young centurion called Marcus and are extracts from the full production of The Passion.


Director Sam Pullen Campbell explains the background to LAMPS Collective's The Passion monologues

(Please note The Passion monologue videos may include very occasional robust or strong language.)

Scene 1: Mary anoints Jesus’ feet - Mark 14:3-9

Mary Magdalene brings a precious gift to Jesus whose response to her is so different to that of other men

Scene 2: Peter’s first encounter with Jesus - Luke 5:1-11

Simon Peter meets Jesus for the first time and shares a memorable fishing trip

Scene 3: Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem - Matthew 21:1-11

Deployed on the Jericho Road, a young centurion named Marcus prepares his men for trouble – which doesn’t come in a form he recognises

Scene 4: The Last Supper - John 13:1-17

Mary recalls a Passover meal where a master made himself a servant

Scene 5: Gethsemane - Matthew 26:36-56

Peter describes Jesus’ suffering in Gethsemane, Judas’ betrayal,and the healing of Malchus

Scene 6: Peter's denial - Matthew 26:69-75

Mary rails at Peter’s disloyalty

Scene 7: The trial before Pilate - Matthew 27:11-26

Marcus watches as Pilate gives into the crowd

Scene 8: Good Friday - John 19:1-42

Marcus and Mary at the cross (in four parts)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Scene 9: Easter Saturday - imagined

Peter's regrets

Scene 10: Easter Day - John 20:11-18

Mary goes to the tomb


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