Quentin Crisp : Naked Hope
Directed by Linda Marlowe.
Naked Hopedepicts Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, certain that life has passed him by, and thirty years later, performingAn Evening with Quentin Crispin New York. Packed with witty gems on everything from cleaning (“Don’t bother – after the first four years the dust won’t get any worse”) to marriage (“Is there life after marriage? The answer is no”),Naked Hopeis a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.
Running time: 75 mins – no interval.
★★★★★ “An absolutely stunning piece of theatre, masterfully told by an incredible actor and writer” Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “An acting masterclass” Sardines Magazine
★★★★★ “A truly life-affirming play and an absolute triumph” All That Dazzles
★★★★ “An uncanny feat of resurrection. Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total” Time Out
★★★★ “Brilliant” The Stage
★★★★ “A sensational performance” Theatrescene.net (Off-Broadway)
★★★★ “Make no mistake, this is a riveting and quite hysterically funny show” British Theatre Guide
★★★★ “Reveals both the frailty and fearlessness of a trendsetter” Metro
★★★★ “Highly recommended” North West End
★★★★ “Spectacularly metamorphic” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “A terrific central performance…life-enhancing theatre” My Theatre Mates
★★★★ “A brave celebration of a truly witty outsider” London Theatre 1