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

Starring: Ruthie Henshall as Fosca | Kelly Price as Clara | Dean John-Wilson as Giorgio | Ray Shell as Doctor Tambourri | Juan Jackson as Count Ludovic/Lieutenant Barri | Tim Walton as Colonel Ricci | Steve Watts as Major Rizzolli/Fosca’s Father | Charlie Waddell as Sergeant Lombardi/Mistress | Danny Whitehead as Private Augenti/Young Fosca | Adam Robert Lewis as Lieutenant Torasso/Fosca’s Mother 

Creative Team: Michael Strassen Director | Sundeep Sani Movement Director | Yshani Perinpanayagam Musical Director | Paul Schofield Musical Supervisor | Elin Steele Set & Costume Designer | Charlie Morgan Jones Lighting Designer | Dan Samson Sound Designer | Rob Kelly CDG/CSA Casting Director | Paul Callen Associate Director | Ed Zanders Orchestrator

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+