Michael Sheen's last supper
He has famously portrayed Tony Blair in The Queen, David Frost in Frost/Nixon and Brian Clough in The Damned United, but here, Michael Sheen returned to his hometown of Port Talbot to face his toughest challenge yet: to direct and star in a modern, secular retelling of the Passion of Christ for Easter that unfolded over a marathon 72 hours. Said to be the most moving and ambitious piece of theatre that Wales has ever seen with a cast of over 1,000 local people , this film captures the highlights of three days of drama played out in the streets, beach and shopping centre of the South Wales industrial town, which drafted in 1,000 local people and featured a guest appearance from local heroes, Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. The play includes suicide bombers, mass public protest and ghostly visions. It climaxes with a terrifying scene of public execution in front of an audience of 12,000 people on a roundabout at the seafront. Described in the leading national newspaper as 'one of the oustanding theatrical events of the decade'.
|Executive Producer||Fiona Morris|