The Devil's Passion - a divine comedy in one act


Several members of St Mary's have already been moved to see this drama, written and performed by Justin Butcher.

33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. A cosmic battle begins for the soul of humanity.

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.

"Justin Butcher's gloriously elegiac prose  reverberates in the memory" (Irish Independent)

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"). 90 mins.

"Butcher's use of language is sensational  every line dances like dynamite" (Bristol Evening Post)

The next performance is at St Luke's Church, Hillmorton Road, West Holloway, N7 9RE on Good Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, Concessions £8. More details.