Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

"If there were no praise or blame...who would you be?"


Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play comes to the King's Head to mark the 20th anniversary of Quentin Crisp's passing, in the very venue where he gave his first live performances in 1976. 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. Naked Hope depicts Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and thirty years later, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in New York. Packed with witty gems, 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).

Date & time

Show ended
Sun 17 Nov - Mon 18 Nov, 7pm
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins


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