Stonewall Gala, Special Events Set to Run in Conjunction with West End's THE PRIDE
An exciting programme of platform events and a special gala night for Stonewall, with Will Young, has been scheduled to run in conjunction with The Pride, Jamie Lloyd's third production as part of his Trafalgar Transformed season, at Trafalgar Studios.
The Programme includes:
- Alexi Kaye Campbell Masterclass
- Late Night Fridays
- Stonewall Panel Discussion Tackling Homophobia including special panellist Will Young
- Wildeblood Play Reading
The full details for all platform events are listed below:
Alexi Kaye Campbell Masterclass
21 October 2.30pm-4.00pm
Join Alexi Kaye Campbell in Trafalgar Studio One for a Masterclass with one of the most highly respected playwrights of his generation. This is a rare opportunity to pick up top tips from one of the industry's most inspiring voices.
Tickets: Free with any ticket to The Pride
Late Night Fridays
4 October - London Gay Men's Chorus 10.15pm-11.30pm
11 October - 4 Poofs And A Piano 10.15pm-11.30pm
18 October - Scott Capurro 10.15 - 11.30pm
Prepare to party as leading lights from the worlds of comedy and cabaret take over the Trafalgar Transformed space - come join our celebration of liberation, open-mindedness and individuality in this mini-festival like no other!
Tickets: £5 with any ticket to The Pride, £15 without a ticket to The Pride.
Wildeblood Play Reading
3 October 6.00pm-6.45pm
Trafalgar Transformed proudly hosts the Premiere of a short verbatim play by Jonathan Cooper based on the 1954 trial of diplomatic correspondent Peter Wildeblood who was jailed for 18 months for taking part in homosexual activity.
Stonewall Gala Evening on October 9th
Panel Discussion Tackling Homophobia
Stonewall - a leading voice in the campaign for justice for the bisexual, gay and lesbian community - host a pre-show discussion on the derogatory use of language, and the challenges we all face to ensure that equality prevails. Panel guests will include Stonewall supporter Will Young.
Tickets: Free with a ticket to The Pride for the performance on October 9th only
£10 from every ticket bought for the performance of The Pride on this date will be donated to Stonewall.
Jamie Lloyd said "As a part of our commitment to engage directly with the world outside our theatre's walls, we are thrilled to present a mini-festival of diverse events that examine, discuss and celebrate contemporary gay life and LGBT politics. I am excited to open up our season space to the world of comedy and cabaret for the very first time too."
Will Young said "We know that too many children still hear homophobic abuse every single day. The Pride is an inspirational tale of how far the gay community has come but we know that there's still so much to be done. That's why it's fantastic that the crew and cast are raising money to support Stonewall's work in schools across Britain and I'm delighted to be part of this important debate on homophobic language."
The Pride stars Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Life of Crime, The Faith Machine, A View from the Bridge) as Sylvia, Harry Hadden-Paton (Posh, She Stoops to Conquer, Flare Path) as Philip, Al Weaver (Inadmissible Evidence, Coram Boy, Hamlet) as Oliver and Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey, Bad Education, Charley's Aunt) as The Man/Peter/The Doctor. The Pride follows the critically acclaimed The Hothouse, starring Simon Russell Beale and John Simm and Macbeth with James McAvoy.