Two FREE Workshops Coming Up!

voice-dance-movement-workshopsTwo FREE workshops open to everyone of all ages.

(children to be accompanied by parents / guardians)


Movement & Dance Workshop led by dancer Naomi Callaghan. 17 April 2013, 5:45pm – 7:30pm

Voice Workshop led by actor Christopher Mellows 22nd May 2013, 5:45pm – 7:30pm

Both Workshops will take place 5:45pm – 7:30pm at Parkstone United Reform Church, Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0JW.

For more information, please contact us via our contact page – click here!

Ps, Please don’t be put off by the word dance! If you do not feel you can physically join in we would still love to see you… We have a lovely group of people who you can be with – so do not feel you will be on your own! Refreshments and tea provided.

View both workshops in our online calendar – click here!


Europassion Congress 2013

For anyone who is interested, the Europassion Congress for 2013 is an exciting opportunity to draw inspiration from other Passion Plays taking place throughout Europe.

Although The Poole Passion is unable to financially support anybody to make this trip, do have a read and if you are able, we’d encourage you to go!


Europassion Congress 2013

Travel to Erle in Austria in some of the most beautiful country in Europe.

Mix & Learn from the 400 European Passion Play producers and directors.

Hear how they do their plays and how they do this year in year out.


See the Erle Passion Play that has survived for over 400 years. Longer than Oberammagau.


Friday 31st May. Welcome evening in the hotel (shown above right) on arrival.

Saturday 1st June. Congress on the mountain “Wendelstein”(height 1724 metres) and a performance of the passion play in the playhouse in the evening, and on Sunday there is 10.00am worship in the passion play house. See the picture below. There will be time to look around the pretty town of Erle.

Sunday 2nd June. 10am service. Lunch then depart.


Hotels and conference: £150 Euro half board.
Flights: £85 each way/ £170 return with Lufthanza from Heathrow to Salzburg

BOOK ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED BASIS. Please let us know as soon as you can.

Contact: Gail Wicks Tel 07710 485264 or email
If you wish you can organize your own trip independently. Please note that you may not get a place unless in a group. Contact:

New Drama Season at TPP!

drama-workshop-sharon-muiruriThe new season for The Poole Passion is about to begin!

Starting next Wednesday (13th March 2013) at PURC at 5.45pm there will be a Drama Workshop, run by our very own Sharon Muiruri.

On 17th April, there will be a Movement and Dance Workshop, and on 22nd May there will be a Voice Workshop. All these workshops are important for those wishing to take part in next
year’s Passion Play (9th – 12th April 2014), particularly if you are a reluctant thespian, and feel your skills may need improving!

On 20th and 27th March there will be rehearsals for the Walk of Witness which will take place on Good Friday. It is really important that we know who will be available for these rehearsals and for the performance, so if you are able to attend both rehearsals and the Good Friday performance, please let us know as soon as possible.

To see all the dates in our online calendar, >> click here!

In other news;
The Poole Passion is looking for a volunteer Treasurer.

It is not a very onerous task, so if you know someone who might be prepared to take it on, please ask them to contact our Chair, Stuart Turvey on 01202 540755. To download the job description, click here!


TPP Outreach Drama Workshops

Good news! The TPP Outreach Drama Workshops have started again.

The first session on 14th January 2013 was hard work, but very well received!

All sessions are at homelessness charity Roots to Routes on Mondays. The sessions are led by Kevin Tapscott and Barbie Brinkman (and mentored by Sharon Muiruri TPP). Volunteer workers are Garry, Mark and John.

Aims and Objectives of the project include:

1. To promote social engagement,
2. to foster self-confidence & raise self esteem,
3. and to increase the groups’ ability to work with others.

If you would like more information, do contact us or Routes To Roots (


PCPP Members Attend London Conference

London-Bubble-Theatre-Company-LogoAges and Stages Conference

Four members of PCPP (Amanda ,Annie ,Sam and myself) attended London Bubble Theatre Company conference Ages and Stages, a conference for anyone interested in community theatre on Saturday 7th January 2012.

The conference posed key questions …

Why make intergenerational community performance?
What are the challenges and the opportunities?

The conference explored developments in the field of theatre and dance made with and for an intergenerational community. Professionals and amateurs, participants and commentators debated an area of theatre making that is as controversial as it is old.

For PCPP I can say that not only was it very exciting to think on another level about what we are trying to achieve with our own project. Community theatre works at achieving a high level of theatre alongside being inclusive and giving a diverse group of people creative opportunities.

Ages and Stages enabled us to network with other community theatre groups including the Brighton Passion Play. The conference was very affirming as to why community theatre is so important. .TPP certainly tries to embrace the locally along side creating its own community.