QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE
Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe
“If there were no praise or blame…who would you be?”
Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut and milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play returns to Jermyn Street Theatre for one night only to celebrate Pride in London 2019.
From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. 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 philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.
Depicting 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 genuine one-off, and a reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your true self…no 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).
★★★★ Time Out “Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant”
★★★★ Broadway Baby “A masterclass”
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Public Reviews
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ The New Current
★★★★ Theatre Scene.net (Off Broadway, January 2019)
£20.00 £16.00 concs