Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe
"Discover who you are. And be it - like mad!" Quentin Crisp
From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Refusing to fit in with society, he was routinely beaten on London's streets for decades, but became an international treasure. This much-acclaimed production, following a UK tour and off-West End season at the St. James Theatre, shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his adopted New York, with the new millennium beckoning.
Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.
Mark Farrelly recently appeared at Leicester Square Theatre in his other hit solo show, The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton. West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by renowned EastEnders star Linda Marlowe, who has won awards for her own solo work such as Berkoff’s Women.
★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out, Metro, The Stage, British Theatre Guide, The Reviews Hub, Exeunt, The New Current, Broadway Baby
“Farrelly's mastery of his audience is total” Time Out
Running time approximately 70 minutes without an interval.
The bar at the Millgate Arts Centre will be open for drinks before and after the play.
VENUE INFORMATION -
Millgate Arts Centre,
Stoneswood Road, Delph, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5DY -
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