Passion Play comes to the big screen this Easter

The Thorn film to release in cinemas 6 – 10 April

Cape Town, 22 March 2023: This Easter, Christian audiences are invited to step into the world of ancient Jerusalem and witness the incredible story of Jesus Christ brought to life on the big screen. For the very first time in Africa, The Thorn, a visually stunning and emotionally powerful theatrical portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, will release in selected cinemas from 6 – 10 April 2023.

But, this is not your average Passion play. The Thorn goes above and beyond, incorporating a dazzling combination of performing arts, aerial acrobatics, and breathtakingly beautiful performances that have wowed audiences across the US for nearly two decades.

The Thorn features a large-scale cast of both professional and volunteer performers who share in the heart of the message, adding even more depth and authenticity to this timeless story. With their help, the unforgettable tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption is brought to life like never before. The film follows his journey birth to his miraculous teachings, his arrest, and ultimately, his resurrection. The result is a capitating experience that leads one to laugh, cry, and be moved to one’s core.

“This cinematic production will transport audiences back in time and take you on a breath taking journey through one of the most significant stories in history” said Benjamin Cowley, CEO, Gravel Road Distribution Group. “The Thorn is not just a play, it’s an experience that leaves an imprint on one’s heart, that will be touching for any viewer,” he added.

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