Midlands Good Friday recreation

Hundreds of people watched the Good Friday recreation of the Easter story in Leicester. Many other Easter celebrations are taking place across the region.

Burton upon Trent marks Good Friday

by Deborah Hadfield
Hundreds gather in Burton-upon-Trent for the Good Friday march
Hundreds gather in Burton upon Trent for the Good Friday march Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of residents in Burton upon Trent have turned out for a march to mark Good Friday.

Church members marched through the town to mark Good Friday
Church members marched through the town to mark Good Friday Credit: ITV News Central

Churches in Burton marched through the town with banners and balloons, giving out easter eggs to everyone celebrating.

Burton Street Angels were out in Burton today
Burton Street Angels were out in Burton today Credit: ITV News Central

Residents met in front of the war memorial, singing songs and hearing a preacher tell the story of how Jesus Christ died on the cross.

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The fate of Jesus is decided in Leicester's Good Friday recreation

Priests decide the fate of Jesus in the 'Christ in The Centre' Passion play in Leicester
Priests decide the fate of Jesus in the 'Christ in The Centre' Passion play in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central
Jesus (left) is betrayed by Judas (right)
Jesus (left) is betrayed by Judas (right) Credit: ITV News Central
Actor Nathan Obokoh plays Jesus
Actor Nathan Obokoh plays Jesus Credit: ITV News Central
Hundreds gather to watch
Hundreds gather to watch Credit: ITV News Central
Pontius Pilate addresses Jesus
Pontius Pilate addresses Jesus Credit: ITV News Central
King Herod faces Jesus
King Herod faces Jesus Credit: ITV News Central

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Hundreds watch Leicester's Good Friday recreation

Hundreds gather to watch the 'Christ in the Centre Passion Play in Leicester
Hundreds gather to watch the 'Christ in the Centre Passion Play in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester's Humberstone Gate is the scene of Jesus Christ's crucifixion today as Christ in the Centre begins.

It's an annual production that takes over the centre of the city to dramatically reenact the death of Christ.

The production in the centre of Leicester
The production in the centre of Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event which is expected to pull in crowds of over 10,000 people.

This year the part of Jesus is being played by Nathan Obokoh
This year the part of Jesus is being played by Nathan Obokoh Credit: ITV News Central

It's not a cheap production to put on, this year it has cost £43,000. The majority of that is for the staging and sound system. It has been paid for by donations from churches and organisations.