A FILM that will provide the inspiration for a church-led drama project which aims to reach out to the community will begin touring venues tomorrow.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall will show the Wintershall Estate Passion Play at 7.30pm, for an invited audience.

The film will then be shown in churches across the south Durham area throughout Lent.

The Passion Play has received national acclaim and has been performed every Good Friday in Trafalgar Square London for many years.

Bishop Auckland Fellowship of Christian Churches has partnered with Wintershall and they plan to put on a similar Passion play, based on the film being shown, in Bishop Auckland in 2020.

It will be a retelling of the Passion of The Christ and will showcase local talent, knowledge and landscape to connect it to the community.

The Churches hope people of all ages and experiences will watch the film with a view to getting involved from drama students and actors in the cast to technical whizzes and seamstresses who can join the crew.

The next viewing of the film will be at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 14, at 7pm, call 01388-450705 for details.