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 Palm Sunday, 20 March, at 7pm, we have a chance to see Justin performing his hit one-man play The Devil’s Passion (or Easter In Hell) here at St Luke’s as part of its latest tour. Fifty per cent of the ticket sales for this performance will go to St Luke’s, so you’ll be raising funds for the church as well as enjoying a startling and imaginative performance.
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/. The play is also being published by Bloomsbury to coincide with the tour.
Tickets cost £12 (£8 conc), and are available from http://thedevilspassionstlukesholloway.bpt.me, or at Sunday morning services (avoiding the booking charge).
The Devil’s Passion promises to be a powerful experience to kick off Holy Week. Don’t miss it!