Diocese of York

The Devil's Passion

33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. A battle begins – for the soul of humanity. Framed satirically against a “War on Terror” backdrop of heightened security, fear and surveillance, with Satan as self-styled Intelligence Chief fighting “extremism” in the Middle East in defence of our “freedoms”, the last days of Christ are presented 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, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y’shua Bar-Yessuf – the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as “Jesus”.

The Devil's Passion is available for UK booking from Passion Sunday, 26th March through to Holy Saturday, 15th April 2017. The production comes with staging, lighting PA and crew, plus publicity material.

A BBC radio adaptation of The Devil's Passion, starring David Suchet in the title role, will be broadcast in the Sunday night drama slot on BBC Radio 3.

“A serious & seriously fine piece of writing, terrific performance, startlingly original presentation” Church Times
“Riveting, witty performance with fine attention to detailBritish Theatre Guide

More information including video clips and audience responses can be found on the Devil's Passion website, here. For booking enquiries, please contact Hannah Barton on hannah@hannahbarton.co.uk or 07941 140109.