From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, who never cleaned his flat because "after the first four years the dust doesn't get any worse".
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 which evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.
This much-acclaimed solo play, following seasons Off-West End and Off-Broadway, 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 reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real 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).
Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe
"Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant." ★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Reviews Hub