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The Devil’s Passion – Adelaide Fringe

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm to Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm


Nightly Performances: 7th March to 11th March, starting 8.00pm. 

Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfill his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. An audacious hell’s eye-view of The Passion by Justin Butcher and directed by Guy Masterson, the award winning team behind Scaramouche Jones.

Framed satirically against the War on Terror, with Satan as self-styled Intelligence Chief fighting extremism in the Middle East, the last days of Christ unfold as a counter-terrorism operation by diabolical security forces.

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… I refer to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y’shua Bar-Yessuf, the man known as “Jesus”.

“One of the most remarkable evenings I have spent in the theatre” David Suchet

“A riveting, witty performance” British Theatre Guide

“Nuanced, radical, fascinating…a forceful piece of theatre” The Stage

“Beautifully written” Huffington Post

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Presented by:
Joanne Hartstone & Passion Pit Theatre

Award-winning British playwright and actor Justin Butcher is the author of the world-famous ‘Scaramouche Jones’, originally starring Pete Postlethwaite and directed by Rupert Goold, the West End hit anti-war satire ‘The Madness Of George Dubya’, the controversially acclaimed ‘Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea’ and five plays for BBC Radio.
Justin performed ‘Scaramouche Jones’ at the Adelaide Fringe in 2010 (when he was nominated for the BankSA People’s Choice Award) and 2012, directed by Olivier-Award winner Guy Masterson (‘Under Milk Wood’, ‘Twelve Angry Men’, ‘Animal Farm’), whose work has topped the bill with Adelaide audiences for many years.
A haunting and evocative new soundscape has been created for ‘The Devil’s Passion’ by acclaimed composer Jack C. Arnold (‘War And Peace’, ‘Holy Flying Circus’, ‘The Woman In Black’).

“Justin Butcher is superb in his delivery: engaging, animated, and endearing.” (Adelaide Advertiser)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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Joanne Hartstone & Passion Pit Theatre


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