Discover who you are. And be it - like mad!

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe
Presented as part of the Newcastle Pride Festival 2018

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From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century.

Openly gay as early as the 1930s, he was routinely beaten on London's streets for decades, but became an international treasure.

This much-acclaimed production, following a UK tour and off-West End season at the St. James Theatre, shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his adopted New York, with the new millennium beckoning. Naked Hope brings Quentin into the 21st century for a gloriously uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.

Mark Farrelly recently appeared at Leicester Square Theatre in his other hit solo show, The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton. West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by renowned EastEnders star Linda Marlowe, who has won awards for her own solo work such as Berkoff’s Women.


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★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ British Theatre Guide

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ Exeunt

★★★★ The New Current

★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Farrelly's mastery of his audience is total” - Time Out


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.