In October 2018 we produced our debut production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride at Manchester’s stunning Hope Mill Theatre.
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:
British Theatre Guide
North West End
Number 9 Reviews
Frankly, My Dear UK
About The Pride
Starring Gareth George (Philip), Simon Hallman (Oliver), Joanna Leese (Sylvia) and Michael Thompson (The Man), the production was designed by LIPA graduate Frankie Gerrard.
The Pride focuses on the lives of three characters (Oliver, Philip and Sylvia) in two parallel time-frames: the 1950’s and modern day Britain. It explores themes of gay shame, monogamy vs. polygamy, historic treatment of homosexuality as a mental illness and the value of self worth..
We also used the project to launch our online resource blog ‘Queer All About It‘ to explore themes and issues within the play and LGBTQ+ communities through guest articles and videos from ourselves and guest contributions from academics, LGBTQ+ charities and other artists (find out more here).
The project was supported using public funding by Arts Council England, following a successful application from Green Carnation Company.