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The Pride

The Pride

By Alexi Kaye Campbell
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848423565, 120 pages, August 2013

Awards

  • Winner, Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre 2008
  • Winner, John Whiting Award 2009
  • Winner, Most Promising Playwright, Critics' Circle Awards 2008

Description

Alternating between 1958 and 2008, The Prideexamines changing attitudes to sexuality, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are.

The 1958 Philip is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia. The 2008 Oliver is addicted to sex with strangers. Sylvia loves them both.

The Pride was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in November 2008.

This edition of the play was published alongside its revival at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End in 2013.

The play is also available in the volume Alexi Kaye Campbell Plays: One.

Reviews

"A remarkable debut from a daring dramatist. " —Telegraph

"Ingenious and imaginative. " —Evening Standard

"Stylish, zippy and surprisingly funny. .. a probing, troubled and often brilliant play. " —Time Out

"A powerful and satisfying play about the human heart. " —The Arts Desk

"Marvellous, sad and blisteringly funny. .. a brave and rewarding drama that speaks to us all. " —Guardian