Sat 15 Sept 2018 at 8pm

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly

Directed by Linda Marlowe

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Mark Farrelly's critically acclaimed one-man show about the life and wit of Quentin Crisp comes to the Millgate as part of the 2018 international tour.

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


From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur, wit and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Refusing to fit in with society, 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 is a glorious, 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. Other 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.


"Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total”

★★★★  Time Out

★★★★ British Theatre Guide

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ Scotsgay

★★★★ The Public Reviews

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Remote Goat

★★★★ Exeunt

★★★★ The New Current

★★★★ The Reviews Hub


“Wonderful. Mark Farrelly channels Quentin Crisp brilliantly. It’s important to keep his voice alive!” (Boy George, October 2016)

DIRECTED BY: Linda Marlowe

Running time approx 70 mins (no interval)

Mark Farrelly as Quentin Crisp saddleworth

Tickets £13 (£11 for students under 21 years of age) NB the show starts at 8pm

Bookings can be made in person, by phone or onlineThe box office (at Delph Library) is open Tuesdays 2pm–5pm; Wednesdays  2pm–7pm; Thursdays 1pm-6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm. The box office at Delph Library telephone number is 01457 874644. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking. You can select your seats at the time of booking. Tickets are non-re-fundable.