This was Hamilton Road Baptist Church in Bangor, Northern ireland.
It was not without its surprises. Sadly, our Jesus actor had to pull out between the first rehearsal and the second.
So there was nothing for it: I had to play Jesus.
I know the words and it is a privilege to speak them out, but my left knee is not in great shape so I was nervous about the crucifixion scene especially.
The team were astonishing: they threw themselves into this new situation (learning the drama with a Jesus who was old enough to be the grandfather of some of them!). The disciple team was wonderful (and a great support to me), the Pharisees were steely and the plus-team (who play multiple parts) did a brilliant job of making every scene real.
In the event we had around 100 people at the first performance and over 200 at the second: word had got around!
And the Lord gave me all the strength I needed. The crucifixion scene - never easy to play of course - went well and safely. It was obvious that many people had been blown away by experiencing the Mark Drama.
Please pray that this Hamilton Road production - and the 5 preceding it - will have made eternity different.