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Starring Olivier and Whatsonstage.com Award winner Zoe Wanamaker, Passion Play makes a welcome return to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre.
Directed by David Leveaux, the play will open on 7 May (previews from 1 May) for a limited run to 3 August, following a short regional tour to Richmond Theatre and the Theatre Royal Brighton.
The play, which won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, focuses on the collapse of a 25-year marriage, as the husband agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend. As the lies mount up, the affair strips the marriage bare and reveals the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneath the everyday facade.
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Michael Coveney - 8 May 2013
Oliver Cotton (Jim), Samantha Bond (Nell), Zoë Wanamaker (Eleanor), Annabel Scholey (Kate) and Owen Teale (James)
Sacred music and secular love: it's a potent combination in Peter Nichols' raw and rasping 1981 adultery play that comes across in this lacerating revival by David Leveaux as a bitter, twisted comedy of human fallibility and carnal ecstasy.
After 25 years, James and Eleanor's marriage is on the rocks - or is it? - because of his affair with a girl younger than his own grown-up children. Owen Teale and Zoe Wanamaker are the couple facing the music, and drowning in it, with Oliver Cotton and Samantha Bond playing their alter egos - Jim and Nell - in scenes of shattering, Strindbergian antagonism and unhappiness.
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