A divine comedy written & performed by Justin Butcher
Directed by Guy Masterson
Music and sound by Jack C. Arnold
Date and time
Thursday 6th April 2017 at 7:30pm
Tickets: £15 / £12
Box Office: www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/special-events/the-devils-passion; tel: 01727 890290 or from the Cathedral (address below)
Synopsis and reviews
Award-winning playwright Justin Butcher, author of the world-famous “Scaramouche Jones”, starring Pete Postlethwaite & directed by Rupert Goold, the hit anti-war satire “The Madness Of George Dubya” and the controversially acclaimed “Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea”, turns his pen to the greatest story of all.
By turns comic, gripping, poetic, 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”).
"A serious & seriously fine piece of writing, terrific performance, startlingly original presentation" Church Times
33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him.
A battle begins - for the soul of humanity. Framed satirically against a "War on Terror" backdrop of heightened security, fear and surveillance, with Satan as a self styled Intelligence Chief fighting "extremism" in the Middle East in defence of our "freedoms", the last days of Christ are presented as a counter-terrorism operation by diabolical security forces.
"Riveting, witty performance" British Theatre Guide.
"Timely, beautifully-written, poignant... Butcher's writing shines" Huffington Post.
Address and contact details
St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans
Postcode: AL1 1BY
Tel: 01727 890290