Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion

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 legendary 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.

Produced by Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman, Paul Schofield and Ruthie Henshall

Production Information


5th May - 5th June 2022


£39.50 + booking fee

Show Dates

5th May - 5th June

Running Time approx 2.5 hours including interval
Warnings no
Age Restriction 12+

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