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7 August 2023


The Devil's Passion

Justin Butcher, Passion Pit Theatre, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023

An audacious hell’s-eye view of the Passion of Christ

‘Within the hour we will capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme

dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era.’ (Satan 33 AD)


33AD: As Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny, Satan ascends from Hell to stop him... a battle ensues for the soul of humanity....


Against a contemporary Middle East "War on Terror" backdrop, an audacious hell’s-eye view of the Passion of Christ from Justin Butcher (Scaramouche Jones) directed by OIivier Award-winner Guy Masterson (Morecambe, The Shark is Broken).


‘Magnificent, satirical, darkly comic.’ (Observer).


‘Radical and provocative: a devilishly clever retelling.’ (Mark Lawson).


‘One of the most remarkable evenings I’ve spent in the theatre.’ (David Suchet).


‘Vivid, comic, lyrical twist on familiar events.’ (Sunday Telegraph).


‘A riveting, witty performance, vivid storytelling, visceral and bravura.’ (BritishTheatreGuide)


Part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023


written & performed by Justin Butcher

directed by Guy Masterson

designed by Sean Cavanagh

lighting design by Tom Turner

sound design by Jack C. Arnold

video design by Damian Hale


Estimated running time

90 minutes

Performance times


Ticket prices

£16, £14


Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU


Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email

Depictions of schizophrenic trauma, internal bleeding/haemorrhaging, shouting & violence, suspense & fear and, climactically, the crucifixion of Jesus.

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