This event has been rescheduled from Spring 2020.
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.
Naked Hope depicts Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, certain that life has passed him by, and thirty years later, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in New York. Packed with witty gems on everything from cleaning (“Don’t bother - after the first four years the dirt won’t get any worse”) to marriage (“Is there life after marriage? The answer is no”), Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.
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).
PRESS + REVIEWS
**** Time Out "Farrelly's mastery of his audience is total"
**** Broadway Baby “A masterclass”
**** The Stage
**** The Public Reviews
**** The Reviews Hub
**** London Theatre 1
**** British Theatre Guide
**** TheatreScene.net (Off Broadway, 2019)
Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe.
Please refer to your ticket for staggered audience arrival times.
Tickets are available in fixed groups of 2-4 maintaining 1m+ from other audience members in the performance space. Each group must only consist of one household or support bubble. Please try to book the relevant seating for your household. If your desired seating group is not available or for single tickets, please contact the box office directly.
Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue, including for the duration of the performance, except when consuming food or drink. If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you during the show.
Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.
If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.
Level access seating, wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or [email protected]
75 mins, no interval
- June 25, 2021, 8 p.m. → Book Now