A dramatic representation of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ was performed at London's Trafalgar Square on Goof Friday on 6 April, 2012.

Thousands of visitors and spectators gathered there to watch the reenactment of the Biblical scene performed by more than 100 actors.

Last year, the play staged attracted an audience of around 20,000 visitors shared across two performances.

At the end of the performance, there was a closing prayer by the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and Rt Revd Bishop Richard Chartres of London.

The show was written and hosted by Peter and Ann Hutley from the Wintershall Estate who also creates other theatrical productions like The Acts of the Apostles and The Wintershall Nativity play.

Earlier, the plays have been performed outside of Wintershall, and include the Guildford Passion that takes place on Guildford High Street on Easter Saturday each year and in past years Lewes Prison.

In the year 2010, for the first time, the Wintershall Players performed an adapted version of the Passion to thousands on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square, London. The performance attracted increased crowds in 2011 with the numbers increasing further during the 2012 event.

However the Huffington Post reported that some watching the show were surprised by the amount of gore involved in the play as Jesus was stripped, beaten and stabbed before finally being hitched to the cross, with one Twitter user exclaiming it was "not for kids" - despite many children being in the audience.

For watching the event, onlookers gathered at the National Gallery overlooking Trafalgar Square while others sat in lines surrounding the dramatic scenes.

Similar acts of Christ's resurrection were enacted in places like Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, Old San Juan, the Philippines and Qrendi, southwest of Valletta.

According to reports, Christians in the Philippines took things to another level, as just under a dozen Catholics were nailed to crosses with real nails in a farming village to mark the Easter holiday.

Catch a glimpse of the reenactment of the Biblical scenes of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ performed at London's Trafalgar Square:

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore plays the part of Jesus Christ in the 'Passion of Christ', a play performed by the Wintershall Charitable Trust in Trafalgar Square, central London April 6, 2012.Reuters
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore plays the part of Jesus Christ in the 'Passion of Christ', a play performed by the Wintershall Charitable Trust in Trafalgar Square, central London April 6, 2012.Reuters
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore plays the part of Jesus Christ in the 'Passion of Christ', a play performed by the Wintershall Charitable Trust in Trafalgar Square, central London April 6, 2012.Reuters
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore plays the part of Jesus Christ in the 'Passion of Christ', a play performed by the Wintershall Charitable Trust in Trafalgar Square, central London April 6, 2012.Reuters
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (R) carries a cross as he plays the part of Jesus Christ in the 'Passion of Christ', a play performed by the Wintershall Charitable Trust in Trafalgar Square, central London April 6, 2012.Reuters