by Peter Nichols
The world of James and Eleanor, comfortably married for twenty-five years, is turned upside down when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently-widowed, much younger friend, Kate. As the lies mount up, the marriage is stripped bare, revealing the illicit desires and hidden passions that lurk beneath the everyday façade.
Passion Play was premiered in 1981, winning The Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and has had successful revivals since, most recently in 2013 with a cast that starred Zoë Wanamaker, Owen Teale and Samantha Bond. It has been described as a modern classic and ‘hard, brilliant and painful … Adult in the only true sense of the word’. It combines technical virtuosity with coruscating dialogue and all too human, deeply believable characters.
Recommended age: 15+
Director: Mark Newman
Performances: Saturday 16, Monday 18 to Saturday 23 January at 7.30 pm.
Ticket Prices: All tickets are £9.00 with concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only. Admin charges apply to online and postal bookings.