Church play retells Easter story and asks 'where does the blame lie?'

The Bolton News: Members of the cast of The Blame Members of the cast of The Blame

THE Easter story — told through the eyes of those who knew Jesus best — is being performed at The Bridge Church and Conference Centre in The Haulgh.

The Blame has a cast of more than 100 people and features dance, drama, music, a full choir and talented soloists, the youngest just 11-years-old.

The original script and score has been written by Ian Matthews, from Horwich, a regular attendee of The Bridge Church following the success of a shorter version he wrote as part of Easter celebrations last year.

The plot follows the final days of the life of Jesus, leading up to the crucifixion through the eyes of a number of individuals who came into contact with him including his closest friend, an outcast woman, a servant girl, a Roman centurion and Pontius Pilate.

Each has their own outlook, and together they paint a picture which aims to ask one key question, “where does the blame lie?”

The Blame will run for three performances at The Bridge Church — 7.30pm tonight and Thursday and 2pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost £4 for adults or £2 for children.

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10:56am Wed 9 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

JESUS Blames No One, Forgive Them Father For They No Not What They Do. I Have Personally Had A Vision With JESUS He Is Awesome, But Its Nice Panto.
JESUS Blames No One, Forgive Them Father For They No Not What They Do. I Have Personally Had A Vision With JESUS He Is Awesome, But Its Nice Panto. Gore Seer
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11:11am Wed 9 Apr 14

oftbewildered2 says...

If you have to look for someone to blame, then, if you are a Christian, you do not understand the meaning of the crucifixion and the Easter story. The whole idea was that nobody was to blame, it was foretold and if it had not happened, then there would be no basis for Christianity.
If you have to look for someone to blame, then, if you are a Christian, you do not understand the meaning of the crucifixion and the Easter story. The whole idea was that nobody was to blame, it was foretold and if it had not happened, then there would be no basis for Christianity. oftbewildered2
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7:01pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bagpuss217 says...

To the others who have posted already.... You are right and that is the very point. There are many in our society who are haunted by blame and certainly those who came into contact with Jesus would have felt that they had let him down and taken some blame upon themselves. The central message is that Jesus died to take away any blame and condemnation that we may be free. I encourage you to come and see the performance and I am certain that you will understand the premise upon which it has been written which is to bring the message of hope that is central to the Easter story.
To the others who have posted already.... You are right and that is the very point. There are many in our society who are haunted by blame and certainly those who came into contact with Jesus would have felt that they had let him down and taken some blame upon themselves. The central message is that Jesus died to take away any blame and condemnation that we may be free. I encourage you to come and see the performance and I am certain that you will understand the premise upon which it has been written which is to bring the message of hope that is central to the Easter story. bagpuss217
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8:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

dougie kay says...

The story of Easter?As for my self I will stick with little rabbits yellow chicks and chocolate eggs. how many people have been slaughtered in the name of christianity ? civilizations destroyed by genocide?how many more will die in the name of some ones god .If my memory serves me well.did Joshua, the leader of the isrealite army not exterminate the Caanites to create the promised lands of Isreal
The story of Easter?As for my self I will stick with little rabbits yellow chicks and chocolate eggs. how many people have been slaughtered in the name of christianity ? civilizations destroyed by genocide?how many more will die in the name of some ones god .If my memory serves me well.did Joshua, the leader of the isrealite army not exterminate the Caanites to create the promised lands of Isreal dougie kay
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6:51pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

If You Do A Panto You Make People Think Of Blame, Surly We Should Go The Other Way, And Make People Think No Blame, Stay On Track With The True Meaning Of JESUS When Ever We Can, Were Is The Love In Blame.
If You Do A Panto You Make People Think Of Blame, Surly We Should Go The Other Way, And Make People Think No Blame, Stay On Track With The True Meaning Of JESUS When Ever We Can, Were Is The Love In Blame. Gore Seer
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