Private Lives

Private Lives

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Alexi Kaye Campbell

The Pride

Direction

Sophie Roberts

Design

John Verryt
Elizabeth Whiting
Jennifer Lal
Tama Waipara

Performance

Kip Chapman
Dena Kennedy
Simon London
Sam Snedden

9.aug—
1.sep.12

Oliver, Philip and Sylvia are caught in a kind of erotic time warp. Their complex love triangle, replete with conflicting loyalties and passions, shifts from 1958 to the present and back again in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression and rebellion.

In one world, they’re forced to be strangers to both desire and to themselves, weighed down by cautious euphemisms and fearful self-censorship. In the other, the rainbow-stickered present, casual sex and empty style collides with the human heart.

This is one of those thoroughly grown-up plays, examining changing attitudes to love and sexuality on either side of the sexual revolution. Told with heart, humour and boundless empathy, this is a history of sorts.

Tickets

$ 25—
49

HERALD THEATRE

50 MAYORAL DRIVE
09 357 3355
buytickets.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

Monday and Tuesday: 7pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 8pm

Preview: Thurs 9 Aug
Premiere: Fri 10 Aug
Open Dialogue:
Mon 13 Aug, 6pm
Twentysomething: Thurs 16 Aug
Closing: Sat 1 Sept

A work of subtlety and sophistication. It grabs you with its’ considerable intelligence and heart.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A thrilling high-wire act. Simply astonishing.

THE NEW YORK POST

Performance

  • SAM SNEDDEN

    SAM SNEDDEN

    Peter

  • SIMON LONDON

    SIMON LONDON

    Philip

  • DENA KENNEDY

    DENA KENNEDY

    Sylvia

  • KIP CHAPMAN

    KIP CHAPMAN

    Oliver

Production

  • JENNIFER LAL

    Design

  • ELIZABETH WHITING

    ELIZABETH WHITING

    Design

  • JOHN VERRYT

    JOHN VERRYT

    Design

  • SOPHIE ROBERTS

    SOPHIE ROBERTS

    Direction

  • TAMA WAIPARA

    TAMA WAIPARA

    Design

From the minute I met you it felt as if you were the only person who had ever known my real name.

Oliver

All my life I’ve been waiting for some sort of confirmation that I’m not alone.

Oliver