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. His courage, and the philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day. Packed with witty gems on everything from cleaning to marriage, Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.
★★★★ “An uncanny feat of resurrection. Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total” Time Out
Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe