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Thousands watch Passion of Jesus performance in Trafalgar Square

Performance of Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square Photo: PA

Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square this afternoon to watch a free performance of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday.

Actors - Jesus and the disciples Credit: PA

The biblical story was brought to life by 100 actors and live animals including horses, donkeys and doves. Crowds gathered this afternoon for two separate 90-minute performances, which marked the eighth annual showing of the biblical story at the tourist hotspot.

Passion of Jesus - Trafalgar Square Credit: PA

James Burke-Dunsmore who plays Jesus in the performance told ITV London that today was a special day for him.

The silence that the crowd sat and listened in was just extraordinary. We're in the center of the capital of the UK, you really don't get that everywhere. This is quite something.

– JAMES BURKE-DUNSMORE
Passion of Jesus Credit: PA