Brindley General

The much-acclaimed solo play Quentin Crisp – Naked Hope is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 23 March.

The play was written and performed by Mark Farrelly. 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.

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.

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.

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), who played Sylvie Carter in the soap.

Time Out said of his performance “Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant.”

Tickets are £17, £15 from www.thebrindley.org.uk and the Brindley box office on 0151 907 8360.