Review: A Passionate Woman

A Passionate Woman – By Kay Mellor


A Passionate Woman tells the story of Betty, a fifty something married mother, who locks herself away in the attic of her suburban on the morning of her son’s wedding day.

Despite the pleas from both her husband and her son to come down and join the family celebrations, Betty stays put up in the loft.  As she starts tidying she discovers mementos of her life, and, she soon starts to reminisce about a past love and what could have been.


Starring and written by Kay Mellor, A Passionate Woman is a wonderful piece of theatre with Betty’s story beautifully told in a believable way.  At times it is laugh out loud funny and yet at other times it is moving as you watch the relationships between mother and son, and son and his father.


A special mention must go to the set designers, who transformed the stage at the New Wolsey in to an attic room, complete with loft hatch and skylight.


A Passionate Woman really is a must see production, it will make you laugh, it may make you cry but you will leave the theatre with a warm fuzzy feeling having enjoyed a great night out.


A Passionate Woman is at the New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday 14th May.  To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 295900.

(Photos courtesy of Mike Kwasniak)