LOVE and passion will be under the microscope at a North Wales theatre later this month.

Mold's Theatr Clwyd will play host to a production of Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams.

Presented by Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory, the play will be on stage between April 15 and 27.

Orpheus Descending stars Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Kinky Boots), Hattie Morahan (Inside No.9, The Bletchley Circle, Mr Holmes) and Seth Numrich (Homeland, Imperium (film), Washington’s Spies).

Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by intolerant people, living a boring small-town life.

When a wild-eyed, charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible.

Everything will change as certainty, conformity and tradition are ripped apart.

Lady is played by Hattie Morahan and Val Xavier, the outsider who stirs up a whirlwind of emotion, by American actor Seth Numrich.

Orpheus Descending was first presented on Broadway in 1957 and it is a rewrite of an earlier play by Tennessee Williams, called Battle of Angels, which was written in 1940.

The production opens in Mold before transferring to London and the play is directed by Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd’s artistic director.

Tamara Harvey is one of the UK’s most respected directors.

Her most recent production, Home I’m Darling, opened at Theatr Clwyd before transferring to the National Theatre on London’s South Bank and then the West End, where it was nominated for five Olivier Awards.

For Theatr Clwyd she has also directed Much Ado About Nothing, the world première of Peter Gill’s version of Uncle Vanya, Pilgrims by Elinor Cook and David Hare’s Skylight.

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