15 + 16 May | 8pm | Boys’ School
“If there were no praise, or blame…who would you be?”
From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. This much-acclaimed solo play, 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 brings Quentin into the twenty-first century for a gloriously uplifting reminder 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.
Other 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
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ The New Current
★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total” Time Out
WRITTEN BY: Mark Farrelly
DIRECTED BY: Linda Marlowe
LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Sarah Lishman
SET DESIGN BY: James Seabright
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Hilary Statts
SOUND DESIGN BY: Tom Lishman
VOICEOVER: David Benson
Some mild references to sexuality which may be unsuitable for under 16s.
Running time : 70 mins, no interval