During October 2014, Christian Voices performed the play, Let my people go.
The play follows the story of Moses and Aaron as they try to convince the king of Egypt to let the Hebrew slaves free. The story encompasses the varying emotions of the slaves and the king’s reaction to the warnings from God and the words God gave Moses and Aaron.
Moses is given this mission by God but needs convincing – even whilst he is actually talking to God!
God also recognises that all people are not equal and we all have different gifts – Moses was not a great orator at this time. So God calls Aaron to aid Moses and gives to him the skills and words needed to convince the king.
This is the origin of the festival of Passover and provides an important message about God’s faithfulness to his people and how our faith in God is sometimes swamped by the pressures of the world around us.
Some time later Jesus himself took on the mantle of the sacrificial lamb for us all. The time appointed by God, Passover. A powerful message.
For your reference: Exodus 10-12.
In 2014 the play was performed for the first time by Christian Voices in six churches around Bexhill, Ninfield and for the first time Pevensey Bay.
The cast list can be found here.
The programme produced can be found here.
The complete script can be found here.
The production was performed at:
- 3:00pm, Sunday, 12th October – Holy Rood Church, Pevensey
- 7:45pm, Tuesday, 14th October – Beulah Baptist Church, Bexhill
- 7:45pm, Wednesday, 15th October – Bexhill United Reformed Church
- 7:45pm, Thursday, 16th October – All Saints Church, Bexhill
- 3:00pm, Saturday, 18th October – Ninfield Methodist Church Hall
- 9:45am, Sunday, 19th October – St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill