Passion - Ruthie Henshall

Full cast announced for Stephen Sondheim’s Passion with Ruthie Henshall in Manchester

The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has announced the full cast for its forthcoming revival of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical Passion.

As already announced, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables; Chicago; Billy Elliot) will take the lead role of Fosca in the production.

Joining Ruthie will be Dean John-Wilson (Steven Spielberg’s Masters of Air on Apple TV; Aladdin) as Giorgio, the man who finds himself at the heart of a passionate love affair, alongside Olivier nominated Kelly Price (What’s New Pussycat?, A Little Night Music) as Clara.

The cast will also include 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), and Tim Walton (Matilda The Musical).

The show will be directed by Michael Strassen (Pacific Overtures; Company; Assassins) who has form in taking a fresh look at Sondheim classics. Other creatives include movement direction by Sundeep Saini (As You Like It, Little Shop of Horrors) and musical direction by Yshani Perinpanayagam (LMTO).

Passion has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by James Lapine.

Hope Mill Theatre, 5 May – 5 June 2022

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