Full Passion revival cast joins Ruthie Henshall announced

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The full cast of Hope Mill Theater’s upcoming revival of Passionfeaturing stage favorite Ruthie Henshall, has now been revealed.

The previously announced production will star Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) like Giorgio and Kelly Price (What’s up Pussycat?) as Clara alongside Henshall as Fosca.

The company is completed by Adam Robert Lewis (The Phantom of the Opera), Charlie Waddell (South Pacific), Danny Whitehead (Bad), Dalton Harris (The X Factor), Ray Shell (Starlight Express), Steve Watts (As you like it) and Tim Walton (Mathilde the musical).

Henshall commented: “I’m so thrilled to be a part of this amazing cast of talent, as we bring one of my favorite musicals of all time to life – a real pinch moment! The legacy of the work of Sondheim is so important to all of us, and I couldn’t think of a better group of people to work with. It’s going to be a very special creative process to be part of.

Ray Shell, Ruthie Henshall, Kelly Price and Dean John-Wilson
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The musical, which features a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, is set in the 19th century and follows a soldier named Giorgio who is obsessively pursued by Fosca, the cousin of a senior officer. Director Michael Strassen intends to place Fosca at the heart of the revival to explore the consequences of intense worship.

Alongside Strassen, the production’s creative team includes movement director Sundeep Saini and musical director Yshani Perinpanayagam, with orchestrations by Stuart Barr, musical supervision by Paul Schofield, sets and costumes by Elin Steele, lighting by Charlie M Jones, sound by Dan Samson. and casting by Rob Kelly.

Produced by Henshall, Schofield, Thomas Hopkins and Guy Chapman, the play will run at the Hope Mill Theater in Manchester from May 5 to June 5, 2022 for 37 performances.

Take a look behind the scenes of the new revival here: