Passion Play Debate by n9design-tim published on 2013/06/10 11:02:19 +0000 On Wednesday the 5th of June, a panel came together on the Duke of York's stage to try and unpick the topical issue of infidelity, that is predominant in the production of Passion Play. The panel was hosted by Suzy Greaves (editor of Psychologies magazine) who kicked off the discussion by referring to our ancestors biological impulse to, (to paraphrase) 'go forth and multiply.' She posed the question, 'is monogomy even a natural state?' Suzy was joined on stage by Lucy Kellaway (Financial Times), Ruth Sutherland (Relate), Emma Wall (Telegraph, Wonder Women), Lucy Mangan (Stylist and Guardian), Lucy Cavendish (Stylist and Journalist) and Cary Cooper (psychology professor and author). The conversation took some fascinating turns which questioned the necessity to 'invest' and 'work' in our long term relationships and even if this use of language was appropriate at all. Shouldn't a long term, loving relationship be a joy to maintain and not a business transaction? The discussion was tweeted live from @PassionPlayLond #PassionDebate and although it came to no formal conclusion, it did leave one feeling a little pessimistic about chances of being happily married into your 90s. The ray of hope came from Ruth Sutherland, 'Small acts of kindness like making a cup of tea often bind successful marriages.' Let's all pop the kettle on!