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The Town Tells Its Story

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Documentary charting how actor Michael Sheen inspired the residents of his hometown to stage an ambitious modern retelling of The Passion of Christ.

How Michael Sheen inspired his home town to create the most ambitious piece of theatre that Wales has ever seen. This documentary follows Sheen and the hundreds of people from all over Port Talbot who took part in a very modern retelling of the story of the crucifixion this Easter. Sheen's commitment is 1000 per cent and we see how the project becomes increasingly terrifying as he realises that what he has undertaken is so much more than a play. As we watch the show coming together, we also get an intimate portrait of a town. The carpenters who built the cross, the disabled girl who inspired a dance and the old timers from a terraced street cut in half by the M4, are all part of a community that astonishes itself and us with its desire to find a voice through this extraordinary play. Includes rock bands, bell ringers, choirs, a junior string band and teenage fire jugglers.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 Jun 2011 22:25

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Producer Rupert Edwards
Director Rupert Edwards
Executive Producer Fiona Morris


  • Sun 5 Jun 2011 22:25