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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe


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, following a UK tour and off-West End season, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real matter what they say.

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


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Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant★★★★ Time Out

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Wonderful. Mark Farrelly channels Quentin Crisp brilliantly. It’s important to keep his voice alive! Boy George, October 2016


Age recommendation: 12 years+

Running time: approx 75 mins (no interval)


Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 8pm


£12 - over 60s, students & under 16s


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