Green Carnation Company’s debut project was staging Alexi Kaye Campbell’s ‘The Pride’.
Performances took place at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester between 16th-20th October 2018
Over the run of the production we welcomed over 800 audience members from across the North West and beyond and were extremely proud to have sold out 6 of the 7 performances!
Critically, the show was a huge success and reviews can be found online at the following links:
About The Pride
The Pride is a queer-themed play exploring ideas of gay pride and gay shame and identity within two parallel time-frames: the 1950’s and modern day Britain. Its themes include monogamy vs. polygamy, historic institutional treatment of homosexuality as a mental illness, sexual addiction, modern day capitalisation of “pink pound”, the outdated sexism of the “fag hag” stereotype and the value of self worth (to name a few!).
While producing the project, we wanted to include wider audience development opportunities such as a post-show panel discussion with relevant academics and creatives and an online blog with scheduled articles discussing themes within the play and wider LGBTQ culture.
Having cast strong, local established and emerging talent along side a fresh-out-of-LIPA design team, we started rehearsals on ‘The Pride’, mid-September, with the performances taking place in October at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, which has recently been described as having “quickly become one of the country’s best fringe spaces” by the Evening Standard.
The project was supported using public funding by Arts Council England, following a successful application from Green Carnation Company.