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Written by: Kay Mellor
Directed by: Paul Milton
Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Yes Honestly) plays Betty, a passionate, doting mum who finds it hard to accept that her son is leaving home to get married.
On the morning of her son’s wedding, Betty retreats to her attic where she relives her long-lost youth and the love affair she had in the 1960′s. Surrounded by her memories and ghosts from her past Betty finds herself torn between a husband she never loved, a son about to leave and the man she shared a passionate affair with.
Liza Goddard is joined by Antony Eden, Hasan Dixon and Russell Dixon.
4.5★ “Blending nostalgia, romance and comedy, A Passionate Woman triumphed in its humorous but honest portrayal of ageing, family ties and regrets – with twists, turns and laugh-out-loud surprises along the way.” So Glos
4★ “A fiercely well-performed play that captures the pathos and humour of marriage and children, all within the pleasant framework of having a natter in the attic.” StageTalk Magazine
4★ “Elegantly designed, thoughtfully directed and beautifully constructed comedy drama” The Stage
“the acting took centre stage, allowing simple storytelling to powerfully capture the true to life issues” Olivia Scull
“Writer Kay Mellor based her 1992 play on her own mother’s confession of an extra-marital affair, but the joy of the piece is in its glorious, Yorkshire, Ayckbournesque, downbeat observations on life in general.” British Theatre Guide
Kay Mellor’s (In the Club, Band of Gold) romantic comedy opens at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham prior to a national tour to Exeter, Malvern, Guildford, Sheffield, Northampton and Leeds.