From the award-winning writer of “Scaramouche Jones” & “The Madness of George Dubya”
and the award-winning director of “Morecambe”, “Twelve Angry Men” & “Animal Farm”
Passion Pit Theatre presents
THE DEVIL’S PASSION
or Easter in Hell
A divine comedy in one act
Written & performed by Justin Butcher, directed by Guy Masterson
designed by Sarah June Mills, with music & sound by Jack C. Arnold
33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfill his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. A battle begins for the soul of humanity.
“A light sandblasting for jaded souls, … 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)
Award-winning playwright Justin Butcher, author of the world-famous “Scaramouche 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 hells-eye view of the Passion of Christ from a master storyteller. Directed by Olivier-Award winner Guy Masterson (“Morecambe”, “Twelve Angry Men”, “Animal Farm”), designed by Sarah June Mills (“Captain Show Off”, “The Women of Troy”, “The Archivists”), with a haunting and evocative new soundscape by Jack C. Arnold (“War And Peace”, “Holy Flying Circus”, “The Woman In Black”).
Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Ealing
St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RH
Duration: 90 mins.
Available in the Polygon after services.