Ben Saunders played Thursday the role of Barrabas in The Passion. Who the role of a criminal from the bible story plays normally to the end kept a secret. Earlier it was announced that Marco Kroon candidate for the role in the musical spectacle around the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The distinguished soldier, who in time became a geweldsincident in Afghanistan, saw it.
The role of Barabbas was previously filled by, among others, gymnast Yuri van Gelder, dj Dave Roelvink and cyclist Thomas Dekker. They were also, for various reasons, compromised hit.
In the eighth edition of The Passion, this year from the Bijlmer (Amsterdam-Zuidoost), in addition to the artists who are the important roles played a number of famous people to see as extras. They came, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge and Dennis van de Ven as police officers in the picture when a number of their band Dress! was sung. Also, Quintis Ristie, Loiza Lamers and Maurice Wines had a small role in the easter story.