Aleister Crowley: A Passion For Evil

Aleister Crowley is one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. An occult master, magickian, poet, and mountaineer, Crowley was branded by Victorian Britain as, “the wickedest man in the world”. Even today he has thousands of devoted followers.

In this disturbingly dark one man play, actor John Burns, strips away the myth as he explores the life of Crowley, and seeks the truth behind the man they called, “the Great Beast”.

“Gripping and compelling… a strong and well-played performance”
Edinburgh Spotlight

“Chilling theatre… entertaining, uncomfortable, thought-provoking, challenging…”
Hi-Arts

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Genre: Drama
Contains sexual scenes, swearing, and violence
Duration: 60 – 90 minute versions
Minimum Playing Area: 3 x 3m
Basic lighting Required
Partial blackout ok Full preferred
Requires sound system capable of playing digital files
One technician required, ideally provided by venue, but can be arranged for additional fee
Performance fee from £300*
*Depending on location, number of performances, etc.

Click here to download a play information sheet (PDF).