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Pride, The  

Pride, The $19.95 ex GST
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Somewhere inside me a kind of betrayal. Of what? Of whom? I don't know. But the sense, the overwhelming sense, of betrayal.

Alternating between 1958 and 2008, and featuring the same three people, forever thirty-something, living similar but radically different lives, The Pride examines changing attitudes to sexuality over a period of 50 years, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are.

An incredibly bold and mature first play, reminiscent of Noel Coward’s Design For Living and Kevin Elyot’s My Night with Reg, The Pride will spark painful twinges of recognition in all of us. Frequently dark and troubling, the play offers magnificent roles for its three main characters.

Review
Ingenious and imaginative ... unerringly captures the 1950s mood and its cruel, homophobic spirit -  Evening Standard, UK



Cast : 3M, 1F

Nick Hern Books  | 978-1-84842-019-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

ALEXI KAYE CAMPBELL’ s first play, The Pride, presented at the Royal Court in 2008, sold out following fantastic reviews and word of mouth recommendations. It won him the 2009 Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. His second play, Apologia, for the Bush Theatre , was nominated for Best Theatre Play at the Writers Guild Awards 2009 and short-listed for the John Whiting Award. His most recent play The Faith Machine was a hit with both critics and audiences at the Royal Court. He lives in Acton, West London.

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