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The Devil's Passion: The Crypt of St John, Clerkenwell
Museum of the Order of St John's
London United Kingdom
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The Devil's Passion: The Crypt of St John, Clerkenwell
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

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, a gleefully heretical flavour  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).

The Devil's Passion will run throughout the Easter season, 29th March-16th April, Mon-Sat at 7.30pm (excluding 5th April), in the uniquely atmospheric setting of the Crypt of St John, Clerkenwell. Located beneath the ancient Priory Church of the Mediaeval Order of St John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitallers), the twelfth century crypt is an eerily beautiful hidden gem of mediaeval London in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Duration: 2 hours, including an interval of 15 mins.

The Crypt of St John, Clerkenwell,
Museum of the Order of St John,
St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA.

Passion Pit Theatre would like to thank the Museum of the Order of St John for generously hosting its London run of The Devil's Passion in this remarkable space. 30% of every ticket sold will go to support the work of the Museum and its associated charities, the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group and the St John's Ambulance. In addition to your ticket purchase, please consider making a donation to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (registered charity 1139527), providing vital humanitarian support in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank, at

supported by Trevisan & Cuonzo, Waverley Learning & GLaSS



Museum of the Order of St John's (View)
St John's Gate, St John's Lane, Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4DA
United Kingdom


Arts > Theatre

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


Owner: Passion Pit Theatre
On BPT Since: Feb 23, 2015
Justin Butcher
020 7272 7486

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