The Pride takes a long hard look at lions. Bruce is weighed down by his impressive mane and is struggling with the pressure of renovations and taking care of his pride. He knows time is limited, when James, his younger, stronger, more handsome neighbour, starts peering through the windows admiring his home and his family.
The drama of the jungle never seemed so close to home in this award-winning comedy that explores people’s readiness to forgive, even in the face of gross moral trespasses.
The Pride has enjoyed the highs and highs of successful seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tamarama Rock Surfers (Sydney), Under the Radar (Brisbane), Perth Theatre Company and The Blue Room Theatre (Perth).
Side Pony Productions supports the productions of director Zoe Pepper. Under her leadership the company creates predominantly devised theatre; building fresh new performance through a well-trodden devising process. Side Pony strives to make innovative theatre that is an engaging, smart celebration of humanity. All Side Pony’s work is laced with a deep sense of irony and the use of comedy to create empathy is pivotal.
What drives the process is a love of story, a diligence to create enduring plot structures and a commitment to creating characters that reflect the many contradictions of the human condition especially the conflicting notion that good people do terrible things.
"It is a deeply poignant story, painful for the older generation, life-affirming for the younger that writer/director Zoe Pepper has gift wrapped in a smart satire full of wit, music, and dancing"
— Post Newspapers
"An eclectic combination of the Mighty Boosh, ‘The Lion King’ and something out of a marriage counseling session, Pride is a roaring success and a CAT-astrophically good piece of comedy and heartfelt performance."
— ED Fringe
"Surreal, whimsical and joyous. The Pride is all three…The whole is inventive and energetic and possibly the funniest show I’ve seen in ages."
— The West Australian
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