The Pride

Theatre

Drama

Trafalgar Studios

Until Sat Nov 23 2013

  • © Mark Brenner

    Hayley Atwell (Sylvia) and Harry Hadden-Paton (Philip)

  • © Mark Brenner

    Al Weaver and Mathew Horne

  • © Mark Brenner

    Mathew Horne and Al Weaver

© Mark Brenner

Hayley Atwell (Sylvia) and Harry Hadden-Paton (Philip)

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GEORGIOS SPILIOPOULOS

Very good play. Well written and amazing performance by Hayley Atwell. The direction was fresh and innovative with a film breeze, with excellent past moments and amazing scene "mixing". Highlights also if the performance were the amazing and precise lighting design and the music and sound design. Congats! Definitely not to be missed.

Pip Dunjay

Hayley Atwell is certainly excellent in this - a wonderful comic actor too - and the cast are great. The cruel rejection scene of the past and the confrontation between wife and lover have some great moments. And the comic Nazi scene is golden. However, for a love that has been so tragically repressed in the past, and is still under attack today, I didn't really feel a lot for this play. I didn't feel the secrecy or the guilt or the struggle or the love. Maybe if the characters had been a little more explored, there would have been more of an emotional pay-off. I teared up at the Russia signs at the end more than any of the emotional moments of the play. Still worth seeing.

James

Many extended moments when you could hear a pin drop in the theatre - superb performance by a cast who work so closely with each other, flipping between seemingly contrasting eras with impressive ease and coherence. Memorable and thought-provoking - a must-see

Benita

Beautiful and humorous performance portraying the highs and lows of love and relationships, whether straight, gay or anything else. Invisible, spellbinding acting that will take your breath away. I left the venue with an amazing feel-good state of mind. Fascinating scenography that plays on silhouettes and reflection, as well as simplistic and playful labyrinth-like architecture. Brilliant use of a relatively small-sized stage. All in all a magnificent show that should not be missed. Highly recommended :)

miha

I visited this performance this weekend. I didnt know what to expect but it realy impressed me! It is very realistic and touchable. It let me know some things about gay people that i didnt know before. I higly recommend it. To all!

Leo

Touching, authentic, brave - in a personal, social and political sense. Relevant as ever.

Matt

Compelling and sensitive, superbly performed. I left thoroughly satisfied, but feeling the play had more depth than I could appreciate at a single performance.