A Passionate Woman

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 1960s. 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.


By Kay Mellor

Directed by Paul Milton

Cast includes Liza Goddard


"Elegantly designed, thoughtfully directed and beautifully constructed comedy drama" THE STAGE

“Mix a pint of Willy Russell with a cup of Alan Ayckbourn, add a soupcon of Alan Bennett… the result: A Passionate Woman”  SUNDAY EXPRESS

“Richly funny and sometimes deeply touching”  THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Exhilarating and uplifting”  DAILY EXPRESS

“Mellor can be relied upon to turn a sharp funny line”  THE TIMES

“Moments that go to the heart, as well as hitting the funny bone”  THE DAILY TELEGRAPH


“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.”   STAGE TALK MAGAZINE

“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.” SOGLOS

“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

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Running times

Act 1 40 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 35 mins

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