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THE DEVIL'S PASSION at Crypt on the Green
Crypt on the Green
London United Kingdom
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THE DEVIL'S PASSION at Crypt on the Green
From the award-winning writer of 'Scaramouche Jones' and 'The Madness of George Dubya'
& the award-winning director of 'Morecambe', 'Twelve Angry Men' and 'Animal Farm'

Passion Pit Theatre, hosted by InspireSaintJames, presents

THE DEVIL'S PASSION
or Easter in Hell

Written & performed by Justin Butcher
Directed by Guy Masterson        
Designed by Sarah-June Mills      
Music & sound by Jack C. Arnold

CRYPT ON THE GREEN
Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA  
(5 mins walk from Farringdon tube & rail)

HOLY WEEK, 15th - 20th APRIL 2019

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

'One of the most remarkable evenings I've spent in the theatre.' David Suchet

'Magnificent, satirical, darkly comic, thoroughly stimulating production.' The Observer

'Vivid, comic and lyrical twist on familiar events.' The Sunday Telegraph

'A terrific performance, startlingly original ... it crackles with great lines.' The Church Times

'... 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, whose terror activities represent the gravest threat to our interests across the region and the wider world. I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Yshua Bar Yessuf, the man known - by way of shorthand to our operatives - as "Jesus" ...'

'A riveting, witty performance with fine attention to detail.' British Theatre Guide

'A serious and seriously fine piece of writing  a startlingly original presentation, a terrific performance, it crackles with great lines.' The Church Times

'A light sandblasting for jaded souls, a gleefully heretical flavour  Timely, beautifully written, entertaining and poignant  Butcher's writing shines.' Huffington Post

'The nuance of Butcher's writing and the intelligence and rigour of its theology make The Devils 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

Award-winning playwright Justin Butcher, author of the world-famous 'Scaramouche Jones', the hit anti-war satire 'The Madness of George Dubya' and the acclaimed 'Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea', now turns his pen to the greatest story of all. Framed satirically against a contemporary War on Terror backdrop, The Devils Passion offers a radically fresh perspective on the timeless narrative, an audacious hells-eye view of the Passion of Christ from a master storyteller, by turns comic, gripping, poetic, pungent and heart-stirring. Directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson ('Morecambe', 'Twelve Angry Men', 'Animal Farm'), with a haunting and evocative soundscape by Jack C. Arnold ('War and Peace', 'Holy Flying Circus', 'The Woman in Black'). The Devil's Passion was adapted recently as a major new drama for BBC R3, starring David Suchet, broadcast in 2017, hailed in The Observer as 'a magnificent performance in a satirical, darkly comic, thoroughly stimulating production [which] raises many theological and ethical questions' and in The Sunday Telegraph as 'a vivid, comic and lyrical twist on familiar events.'

Running time: 90 mins. + 15-minute interval  

CRYPT ON THE GREEN
Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA  
5 mins. walk from Farringdon tube & rail

MONDAY 15th APRIL 7pm    £10 all tickets

TUESDAY 16th APRIL - FRIDAY 19th APRIL 7.30pm    £15 full price/£12 concession

SATURDAY 20th APRIL 2.30pm & 6.30pm    £17 full price/£14 concession

BOOK TICKETS: https://thedevilspassioncryptonthegreen.bpt.me

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS: 0800 411 8881

www.justinbutcher.co.uk/devilspassion  #Devilspassion

Trevisan & Cuonzo Supported by Waverley Learning
Supporting the Arts               Supported by Zaytoun CIC

Location

Crypt on the Green (View)
Clerkenwell Close
London EC1R 0EA
United Kingdom


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Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact

Owner: Passion Pit Theatre
On BPT Since: Feb 23, 2015
 
JUSTIN BUTCHER
07972 779 501
info@justinbutcher.co.uk...
www.justinbutcher.co.uk/de...


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