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 was published alongside its return to the West End in 2013. Peter Nichols's Passion Play was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in January 1981.