Above All

By James Houston


An Easter dance/drama/mime, designed to accompany the Rebecca St James song "Above All", from her album, "Worship God".

Scripture Reference

Matthew 27:27-31 (Youth bible); Mark 15:23-32 (Street Bible- Rob Lacey); Matthew 27: 45-56 (Youth bible)


Narrator- voice off
Minimum of 2 Roman Guards
Roman Guard
Minimum of 2 dancers


(Note: the times are approximate. After the words are sung in the song, the song should be lowered in volume, to allow the voice of the Narrator to be heard. The dancers and other characters mime to illustrate the song and narration.)

Time: 00.23 “'Above all nature and all created things' (15 s)

Narrator: The governor's soldiers took Jesus into the governor's palace, and they gathered around him. They took off his clothes and put a robe on him. Using thorny branches they made a crown, put it on his head and put a stick in his right hand.

Time:    01.03    “'Crucified”'(22 s)

Narrator: Then the soldiers bowed before him and made fun of him, saying hail king of the Jews. They spat on Jesus, and then they took his stick and began to beat him on the head. After they had finished. The soldiers took of the robe and put his own clothes on him gain. Then they led him away to be crucified.

Time: 01.45    “'Above all nature and all created things' (23 s)

Narrator: The execution team offer him a drink, wine mixed with the painkiller myrrh. It tastes disgusting and he turns his head away. A soldier with a large mallet drives heavy wrought iron nails through Jesus' wrists, they staple him to the cross bar. Another huge nail through his ankles into the upright stake. They crucify him. They rip off his clothes and gamble for them.

Time:    2.25    “'Crucified' (15 s)

Narrator: At noon the whole country became dark and the darkness lasted for three hours. At about 3 o clock Jesus cried out in aloud voice “'Eli, Eli lama sabachtani', which means my God, my God why have you rejected me.

Time: 2.50 “'Crucified' (35 s)

Narrator: But Jesus cried out gain in aloud voice and died. Then the curtain in the temple was torn into two pieces, from the top to the bottom. Also the earth shook and rocks broke apart. The graves opened, and many of God's people who had died were raised from the dead. They came out of the graves after Jesus was raised from the dead and went into the holy city, where they appeared to many people. When the army officer and the soldiers guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and everything else that happened, they were very frightened and said 'He really was the son of God'.


Designed and written by James Houston, 2004. 

Please contact me at houston77@msn .com if you would like to use this script, as I would love to hear from you and how effectively it can be used elsewhere.