Recreating the Life of Jesus Christ in the Holy Land at

Dundas Castle

South Queensferry, Edinburgh

The Life of Jesus Christ

In June, the Dundas Estate, the grounds of Dundas Castle at South Queensferry,  becomes the venue for a five-hour play, 'The Life of Jesus Christ'.  The play is presented by over 100 amateur and professional actors. 

June 2006, is the fourth year that the play has been staged on the Dundas Estate.  The play is, directed by Suzanne Lofthus of Cutting Edge Theatre. 

There are performances daily from Wednesday 7 June to Sunday 11 June.  The audience follow the performance from one scene to the next, around the grounds of the Dundas Estate.

For the play:

-  the stable and inn at Bethlehem are to the east of Dundas Loch.

-  the eastern end of Dundas Loch becomes the River Jordan

-  the western end of Dundas Loch becomes the Sea of Galilee

-  the walled garden becomes the City of Jerusalem

-  the ice house becomes Jesus' tomb.

 

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Shepherds on the Hill awaiting the Birth of Christ

Shepherds
 on the hill

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle   -  The Angel Gabrial speaks to the Shepherds

Angel Gabriel
speaks to the Shepherds

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Mary, Joseph and Jesus outside the stable, with shepherds on the hill

Mary, Joseph
 and Jesus

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Mary, Joseph and Jesus with the shepherds outside the stable

Mary, Joseph, Jesus
and the Shepherds

A scene from 'The Life od Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle.

The Three Kings
outside the Stable and Inn

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  The Three Kings arrive outside the Stable and the Inn

The Three Kings
outside the Stable and Inn

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  John the Baptist baptises Jesus at the River Jordan

John the Baptist
and Jesus at River Jordan

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  John the Baptist and Jesus on the Banks of the River Jordan

John the Baptist
and Jesus at River Jordan

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle   -  Two Disciples on the banks of  Lake Galilee

Two Disciples
on Lake Galilee

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Two Disciples on Lake Galilee

Two Disciples
on Lake Galilee

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  At the Temple

The Temple

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus and His Disciples return from Lake Galilee

Jesus and Disciples
return from Lake Galilee

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  The MIracle of 'Jesus Walking on Water' at Lake Galilee

Jesus
Walking on Water

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  The MIracle of 'Jesus Walking on Water' at Lake Galilee

Jesus
Walking on Water

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  The MIracle of 'Jesus Walking on Water' at Lake Galilee

Jesus
Walking on Water

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  A quiet scene on Lake Galilee taken during the interval of the play

The Interval

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  A quiet scene on Lake Galilee taken during the interval of the play

The Interval

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus enters Jerusalem

Jesus enters Jerusalem

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus enters Jerusalem

Jesus enters Jerusalem

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus enters Jerusalem

Jesus enters Jerusalem

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus washes His Disciples' Feet at the Last Supper

Jesus washes
His Disciples' Feet
The Last Supper

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus and His Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus leaves His Disciples, and prays alone outside the Garden of Gethsemane

Outside the
Garden of Gethsemane

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus leaves His Disciples, and prays alone outside the Garden of Gethsemane

Outside the
Garden of Gethsemane

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus carries the Cross to Calvary

Carrying the Cross
to Calvary

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus carries the Cross to Calvary

Carrying the Cross
to Calvary

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus is Crucified on the Cross at Calvary

The Crucifixion

A scene from 'The Life of Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle  -  Jesus is Crucified on the Cross at Calvary

The Crucifixion

A scene from 'The Life od Jesus Christ' - a play presented at Dundas Castle.

The Ascension

 

Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens

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