Passion at the Donmar Warehouse – Reviews Round-up

Elena Roger and David Thaxton in Passion. Photo: Johan Persson

Elena Roger and David Thaxton in Passion. Photo: Johan Persson

Passion is not the easy crowd-pleaser with which many thought the Donmar would choose to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 80th year. But it is certainly a powerful, though-provoking piece, and one which allows director Jamie Lloyd to team up again with Elena Roger following their 2008 success with Piaf.

Critics hail Elena’s performance as another triumph for the actress who continues to choose brave, demanding roles. Much praise is also heaped on the other strong supporting performances, notably David Thaxton and Scarlett Strallen, if not universally for the musical itself.

Read extracts from Passion reviews below, including The Times, The Telegraph, The Observer and The Guardian.