In 2021 Lady Grey Passion Play will not take place from 2 – 4 April, as planned. After due consideration and having regard to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event was cancelled.
Although we were looking forward to welcoming guests, the health risks and the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic remain a concern. Rising infection rates, as well as the delay in the re-opening of schools, necessitated this decision.
The decision was not taken lightly. The Passion Play has been taking place for 18 consecutive years and the committee is very disappointed by the fact that it will not take place this year. However, the Easter Weekend poses too much risk to all the parties concerned, local residents, visitors and cast members. We believe it would be socially irresponsible to go ahead, given the current circumstances in the country.
The cancellation of the 2021 Lady Grey Passion Play is the responsible decision, but it doesn’t call into question our commitment to the future of this unique event. This pandemic, too, shall pass, and when it does, we will be ready to welcome visitors back to the “Oberammergau of Africa”.
Keep an eye on the Lady Grey Passion Play social media platforms and website for further announcements.