Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self...no matter what they say.

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit.  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 that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.

This much-acclaimed solo play, following off-West End and off-Broadway seasons, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.

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).
"Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliantly funny and moving." ★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Metro  
★★★★ The Stage 
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ Broadway Baby  
★★★★ Exeunt  
★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Friday 26 April 2019 and Saturday 27 April 2019 - 7.30pm
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Recommended age 12+ (contains mild sexual references)
75 minutes straight through, then join us in the bar afterwards for an informal Q&A.

The Swallow Theatre
Moss Park, Ravenstone
Newton Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway