A provocative comedy about sex, love and infidelity.
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.
A potent mix of desire, intimacy and deception, this new edition of a modern classic and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play is published alongside its much-anticipated return to the West End.
Peter Nichols’s Passion Play was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in January 1981.
‘Packed with black humour and wrenching emotion… [an] ingenious modern classic’
‘Raw and rasping… remarkable’
‘Steps with cruel wit and cool elegance through the carnage of infidelity… zings, stings and draws blood’
— The Arts Desk
‘Hard, brilliant and painful… adult in the only true sense of the word’
— Sunday Telegraph
Best Play, Evening Standard Awards