A one-man show about the legendary Quentin Crisp, which debuted to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, is making a welcome return to Birmingham.
Naked Hope depicts Crisp at two distinct phases of his extraordinary life. Firstly in the late 1960s in his filthy Chelsea flat, where he surveys a lifetime of degradation and rejection...
And then in New York in the 1990s, where, finally embraced by society, he regales the audience with his hard-earned philosophy on how to have a lifestyle: “Life will be more difficult if you try to become yourself. But avoiding this difficulty renders life meaningless. So discover who you are. And be it. Like mad!”
Naked Hope runs at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham, from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 September.
The production is written and performed by Mark Farrelly, whose next solo show will explore the life of controversial gay filmmaker Derek Jarman.
For more information and to book tickets for Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, visit oldjointstock.co.uk
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