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Last night was the first night of a new play called Passion at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Olivier Award-winner Zoë Wanamaker and Tony Award-winner Owen Teale star in a provocative comedy about love, sex and infidelity.


Eleanor and James

Comfortably married for 25 years, Eleanor’s world is turned upside down when her husband begins an affair with their young friend Kate. As the lies mount up, the marriage is stripped bare, revealing illicit desires and hidden passions.

Eleanor (Zoe Wanamaker) and her husband James’ (Owen Teale) alter egos are cleverly articulated by both Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey fans will recognise her as Lady Rosamund, Maggie Smith’s daughter and Lord Grantham’s sister) and Oliver Cotton.

At times, there are 4 conversations going on between alter egos and their actual characters. Trust and the loss of it are central to the play. You are taken on a roller coaster of emotions over the course of 2+ hours.

I did not look at my watch once! Nor will you.

As with much of the theatre at the Duke of York’s, the performance is limited and ends August 3rd.

This play is a MUST! Book tickets before everyone else does.

Duke of York’s 
St Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4BG

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