Our talented musical director Justin Butcher wears many different hats: as well as overseeing all the wonderful music at St Luke’s, he’s also an award-winning playwright, director and actor.
On Good Friday 3 April, at 7.30pm, we have a chance to see Justin performing his latest play, The Devil’s Passion (or Easter In Hell), here at St Luke’s on the final date of its tour.
A divine comedy in one act, The Devil’s Passion follows Satan’s ascent from Hell to stop Jesus fulfilling his ultimate destiny. A cosmic battle begins, for the very soul of humanity. By turns comical, gripping and heart-stirring, the play offers a fresh perspective on the timeless Easter narrative: an audacious ‘Hell’s eye view’ of the Passion of Christ.
The play is written and performed by Justin, and directed by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson, with music and sound by Jack C Arnold. You can learn more about this evocative production at http://www.justinbutcher.co.uk/devilspassion/
Tickets cost £12 (£8 conc), and are available from http://thedevilspassionstlukes.bpt.me, or at Sunday morning services (avoiding the booking charge). Fifty per cent of the proceeds will go to The Grand Scheme, our current fundraising effort at St Luke’s (http://www.saintlukeschurch.org.uk/2015/01/25/the-grand-scheme-is-back/ ).
The Devil’s Passion promises to be a powerful experience to kick off the Easter weekend. Don’t miss it!