Acclaimed playwright and actor Justin Butcher brings his new solo show to Salisbury Cathedral.
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.
Comic, gripping, poetic and heartstirring, ‘The Devil’s Passion’ offers a radically fresh perspective on the timeless narrative, an audacious hell’s-eye view of the Passion from a master storyteller.
“One of the most remarkable evenings I have spent in the theatre” David Suchet
“Riveting, witty performance with fine attention to detail” British Theatre Guide
“Timely, beautifully-written, poignant... Butcher's writing shines” Huffington Post
“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.
Tickets: £10 unreserved. Click on 'Book this event' at the top of the page.
Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes, plus 10 minute interval.
More information about this show can be found here.