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Passion

Author(s): Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
Company: Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman, Paul Schofield and Ruthie Henshall
Running time: 2h 30min approx

Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. Directed by Michael Strassen, this revival will reenergise the tale of love, sex and obsession in a new dynamic staging.

Arguably Sondheim’s most lyrical and romantic work, Passion is a musical based on Ettore Scola’s Italian film, Passion d’Amore. Situated in 19th century Italy, the production tells the tale of a young soldier, Giorgio, who is obsessively pursued by the relation of his superior officer, Fosca—a woman prone to severe melancholy and mania.

Exploring the consequences of intense passion and obsessive adoration, Passion is a ravishing and thought-provoking look at the lengths people go to for desire.

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