Review Round-up: Critics Gripped by Passion?
David Thaxton stars as the hero Giorgio, a young officer separated from his mistress Clara (Scarlett Strallen), and sent away to a remote army outpost. There he’s relentlessly pursued by the devoted Fosca (Elena Roger), his commanding officer’s ailing cousin.
Passion is helmed by Donmar associate Jamie Lloyd, who previously directed Roger to Olivier Award-winning effect in the Donmar’s 2008 revival of Piaf, which also transferred to the West End. The new production, the centrepiece of the Donmar’s Sondheim at 80 season, is designed by Christopher Oram, with musical direction by Alan Williams.
- Catherine Love