JERMYN STREET THEATRE IN SUPPORT OF ST JAMES’S CHURCH, PICCADILLY.
197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
(Entrance also in Jermyn Street)
THESE PERFORMANCES ARE ALL AT ST JAMES’S CHURCH, PICCADILLY
The Devil’s Passion
or Easter in Hell
A divine comedy, written & performed by Justin Butcher
Directed by Guy Masterson
Designed by Sarah June Mills
Music & sound by Jack C. Arnold
“Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era … I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y’shua Bar-Yessuf – the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as ‘Jesus’. ”
Award-winning playwright Justin Butcher, author of the world-famousScaramouche Jones, starring Pete Postlethwaite and directed by Rupert Goold, the hit anti-war satire The Madness Of George Dubya and the controversially acclaimed Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea, now turns his pen to the greatest story of all.
By turns comic, gripping, poetic, pungent and heart-stirring, The Devil’s Passion offers a radically fresh perspective on the timeless narrative by renowned satirist, playwright and actor Justin Butcher, an audacious hell’s-eye view of the Passion of Christ from a master storyteller.
Directed by Olivier-Award winner Guy Masterson (Morecambe, Twelve Angry Men, Animal Farm), with a haunting and evocative new soundscape by Jack C. Arnold (War And Peace, Holy Flying Circus, The Woman In Black).
“One of the most remarkable evenings I’ve spent in the theatre” David Suchet
“A light sandblasting for jaded souls, a gleefully heretical flavour… timely, beautifully-written, ingenious, poignant – an impressively versatile performance. Butcher’s writing shines.” The Huffington Post
“A serious and seriously fine piece of writing, a terrific performance, a startlingly original presentation … it crackles with great lines.” The Church Times
“The nuance of Butcher’s writing and the intelligence and rigour of its theology make ‘The Devil’s Passion’ such a worthwhile and forceful piece of theatre … deeply engaged with a radical conception of spiritual reconciliation … theological expansiveness [and] fascinating elasticity of thought.” The Stage & Television Today
“Timely, beautifully-written, poignant” Huffington Post
These performances are at ST JAMES’S CHURCH, PICCADILLY
ONLINE BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE NOW ON THE NIGHT AT ST JAMES’S CHURCH
£15.00 £10.00 concessions (OAP/UB40/Students under 26 ID Required)