by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Directed by Tom Daley with Aled Pedrick Graham Dickson Marene Miller Tom McDonald
A thought provoking and deeply human play about dignity, identity, choices and hope
Dates & Locations
25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2012 20.30 hrs
EXTRA PERFORMANCE Saturday 28 January - 15.00 hrs!!
Koninklijke Schouwburg (Royal Theatre) – Het Paradijs
Korte Voorhout 3
2511 CW The Hague
In the Online Ticketshop of the English Theatre or T. 06 300 500 18
Having taken Britain, the U.S. and Germany by storm, this thought-provoking and deeply human play about two parallel homosexual love stories can now be seen in the Netherlands for the first time. The play alternates between scenes from the 1950s and scenes from 2008.
The story begins in 1958 with Philip, a straitlaced estate agent, and his wife Sylvia entertaining the young novelist Oliver. A guilt-ridden homosexual affair ensues. The play flips back and forth from 1958 to 2008, as we watch how the three characters might have lived, loved and dreamed during two different time periods. The question is: Who are we really and how much of our identity is defined by the time in which we live? The acclaimed British-Greek writer Alexi Kaye Campbell brilliantly crafts two parallel love stories, dealing with the challenges of repression, liberation and change. A story about honesty and self-knowledge and ultimately also hope.
Winner of the Olivier Award, The Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play in London. Recently it received its last accolade: Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play in New York (May 2011).
- A work of subtlety and sophistication. The Pride grabs you with its considerable intelligence and heart - Entertainment Weekly
- (The Pride) makes one hope there is more to come from Campbell – Michael Billington, The Guardian
- A thrilling high wire act. Simply astonishing – New York Post
This production was produced in May 2011 by BeMe Theatre, English-language theatre company inMunich. The cast is London-based. The play is directed by young and upcoming director Tom Daley (recipient of the 2005 Bulldog Bursary) whose credits include working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival and the Citizens Theatre.
Biography Alexi Kaye Campbell
Alexi Kaye Campbell was born Alexi Komondouros in Athens, Greece to a Greek father and British mother. He was brought up in Athens. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in English and American Literature, Kaye Campbell went on to study acting at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Kaye Campbell is openly gay. He has been with his partner the director Dominic Cooke the current Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre since 1997.
Kaye Campbell has worked for many years as an actor. His work includes seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and with Oxford Stage Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and with Shared Experience.
In November 2008 Kaye Campbell’s first play, The Pride, was produced for the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs for which he was awarded The Critics' Circle Prize for Most Promising Playwright and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play. The production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, was also awarded a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an affiliate theatre. In January 2010 The Pride transferred to America and was produced for the MCC Theater in New York and directed by Joe Mantello. The cast included Ben Whishaw, Andrea Riseborough and Hugh Dancy.For an interview with Alexi Kaye Campbell, Ben Whishaw, Andrea Riseborough and Hugh Dancy watch this...
We like to thank:
St Nicolaas Gasthuis Foundation and the Gilles Hondius Foundation for their generous support
Voerman international movers for transporting the set from Munich to the Hague.