Passion cast for Manchester
28 February 2022
Reporter: David Upton
Stephen Sondheim’s multi-award winning Passion starring Ruthie Henshall at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre May 5–June 5 has completed casting.
Dean John-Wilson (Steven Spielberg’s Masters of Air, Apple TV; Aladdin) will play Giorgio, the man who finds himself at the heart of a passionate love affair, alongside Olivier nominated Kelly Price (What’s New Pussycat?, Birmingham REP; A Little Night Music, Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre) as Clara.
The cast is completed by Adam Robert Lewis, Charlie Waddell, Danny Whitehead, Dalton Harris, Ray Shell, Steve Watts and Tim Walton. They join Henshall (Les Misérables; Chicago; Billy Elliot; I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!).
Directed by Sondheim specialist Michael Strassen, with movement direction by Sundeep Saini and musical direction by Yshani Perinpanayagam, this revival re-energises the tale of love, sex and obsession.
- Passion - Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine (Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman, Paul Schofield and Ruthie Henshall)