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In rehearsal: The Pride

First Published 30 July 2013, Last Updated 20 August 2013

How do you follow James McAvoy in a post-apocalyptic Macbeth and a hallucinogenic Pinter comedy starring Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale? You gather a quartet of acclaimed young performers and revive an Olivier Award-winning play, that’s how.

Next month, Jamie Lloyd will present the third offering in his Trafalgar Transformed season, reuniting with not only playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell to revive their 2008 award-winning collaboration on Kaye Campbell’s landmark drama The Pride, but with three actors the director-of-the-moment has previously gainfully employed. Stage and screen star Hayley Atwell (The Faith Machine) will return to the stage to play the woman at the centre of a complex relationship, with Harry Hadden-Paton (She Stoops To Conquer) and Al Weaver (Inadmissible Evidence) completing the other sides of the complicated love triangle. Joining them in the drama charting the changing attitudes to sexuality is Gavin And Stacey star Mathew Horne.

We’ll have to wait until previews begin on 8 August at the Trafalgar Studios to see how Lloyd will present the changing times in the ambitious drama that spans half a century, but, until then, whet your appetite with photographer Marc Brenner’s exclusive insights into how things are shaping up.


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