We’re only here for the theatre and there’s no denying that today is a beautiful day for a crucifixion. Keith Allen, as Pontius Pilot, is to lead the case for the prosecution against a soundtrack of top Manchester tunes: James, Oasis, M People, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses et cetera.
They’re showing a documentary on the Manchester music scene on big screens while we wait. We’re being pushed about by the crowd. There’s something of a rock concert atmosphere. I just heard a scally: ‘There’s a mosh pit down there!’
The Bishop of Manchester, Nigel McCulloch, told the Evening News it ‘is not far removed from how it must have been on the first Good Friday’.
See also: A Christian execution……Resurrection: Manchester Passion reviewed
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