Adeje’s Good Friday performance enthralls audiences once again

For another year running the Adeje Passion play brings the last moments of the life of Jesus of Nazareth to the Calle Grande

29 march 2024

This year’s Adeje passion play did not disappoint. Not even the wind was able to stop one of the most unique cultural events in the municipality, which involves around 300 amateur actors, mostly local residents, in addition to the technical and logistical staff who contribute to this representation that takes place year after year along Adeje’s Calle Grande.

The staging of the live performance, which lasts almost two hours and is unique in its format, takes place here on the Calle Grande and Plaza de España in Adeje at midday every Good Friday. This year there were an estimated nine thousand people watching in the town, thousands more via the Canary Islands Television and 13 TV and hundreds on the council’s social networks, watched by people from other countries in Europe and America.

The Passion play begins in the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano, where the Last Supper takes place. Along the Calle Grande, the scenes that represent the last moments of Jesus' life follow one after the other. Previously, there was a procession of all the people who make up the cast.
Among the most significant scenes are the meeting of the Virgin Mary with Mary Magdalene and Jesus himself. Other scenes of note include the Last Supper, where Jesus shares a meal with the apostles and washes the feet of Peter, the trial in front of Pontius Pilate, the meeting with Herod, the prayer in the Garden of Olives and the final emotional scene with three crosses and El Barranco del Infierno as a backdrop.
The play was broadcast nationally by 13 Television, and at regional level by TV Canarias and Mirame Television, and covered in Tenerife by Canal 4 television, Radio Sur Adeje 107.9 FM and Adeje’s own social networkswith running commentary in Spanish and English (Facebook and Youtube).
The play was directed Laura Marrero, with artistic direction by Freya Jaén and Conrado Díaz, and the work of the staff of the department of culture, operators, those responsible for props, scenery, costumes, hairdressing and makeup, as well as the the communication team, cameras, photographs, editorial and social media, as this event has become an internationally recognised cultural and tourist event.