Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

10th - 12th June

Fresh from its milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play comes to the Golden Goose.

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.

Naked Hope depicts 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, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in 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 Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.

Mark Farrelly previously appeared at The Golden Goose in Howerd's End. His West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).


Running time: 75 mins no interval


★★★★ Time Out “Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total”

★★★★ Broadway Baby “A masterclass”

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Public Reviews

★★★★ Exeunt

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ The New Current

★★★★ TheatreScene.net (Off Broadway)




Ticket Information

10th & 11th - 7:30pm

12th - 5pm

Running time: 75 mins, no interval

£16 Full Price

£12 Concessions

Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students, registered disabled and under16s.

Cast & Creative

Written & performed by: Mark Farrelly

Directed by: Linda Marlowe