Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly 

Directed by Linda Marlowe

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a genuine one-off, and an urgent reminder to live every day as your true self…no matter what they say.

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.

This much-acclaimed solo play, fresh from its recent Off-Broadway debut, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe.

‘An uncanny feat of resurrection’ – TIME OUT

Running time: 75 mins no interval. Followed by post-show discussion.

Part of Curious.

Tickets £15.50 (including booking fee)

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