Passion at the Hope Mill: Full cast announced

Joining Ruthie Henshall (Fosca) will be Dean John-Wilson as Giorgio and Kelly Price as Clara.


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. Located in 19th-century Italy, the musical 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.


The full cast was announced this week at a press launch in London's Theatre Cafe. Joining Ruthie Henshall, Dean John-Wilson and Kelly Price will be:


Adam Robert Lewis (The Phantom of the Opera)

Charlie Waddell (South Pacific)

Danny Whitehead (Wicked)

Dalton Harris (The X Factor)

Ray Shell (Starlight Express, The Lion King)

Steve Watts (As You Like It)

Tim Walton (Matilda)


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

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

5 May–5 June 2022

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