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Sheen in home town Passion play

Published 22/04/2011 | 05:33

Michael Sheen will take part in a production of The Passion in his home town of Port Talbot
Michael Sheen will take part in a production of The Passion in his home town of Port Talbot

Welsh-born Hollywood actor Michael Sheen is taking part in a production of The Passion in his home town in an Easter celebration.

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The live performance in locations in and around Port Talbot is taking place over three days, from Good Friday until sunset on Easter Sunday.

The Damned United star is performing at landmarks including the town's beach and the Seaside Social and Labour Club.

The performance is expected to end with Sheen being "crucified" on a cross erected on a roundabout overlooking Port Talbot bay.

Sheen, who also starred in Frost/Nixon, is co-directing the project alongside artistic director Bill Mitchell.

National Theatre Wales artistic director John McGrath said the production, in which Sheen plays a "teacher", stemmed from Sheen's own desire to revisit the traditional Passion play, which he saw performed locally as a child, and explore what it would mean for people in the town.

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