Monday, November 24, 2008

Theatre: The Pride and Wig Out

The Pride, a play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, 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.

The Philip of 1958 is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia.
The Oliver of 2008 is addicted to sex with strangers.
Sylvia loves them both.

The Pride
21 November - 20 December
Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square
Age guidance 16+
Contains scenes of a sexual nature

Wig Out, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, lets you enter the legendary House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son, can find a family.

Drag queen Nina is wooing, as Wilson, the delectable Eric, a de-camped, make-up free 'straight' gay man. How can Nina/Wilson strut the thorny divide between opposite genders and differing worlds?

Wig Out
21 November - 10 January
Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square
Suitable for ages 16+
Contain explicit sexual content

The Royal Court is also planning a Wig Out-themed New Year Eve Party. Tickets include entrance to the play, post-show buffet and party with DJ, cabaret and special guests. Show starts at 8.30pm, party till 3.30am.

You can read a review of the play on Reviews Gate, here.

Royal Court Theatre
Box Office: 020 7565 5000

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