From a conventional Surrey upbringing, where he was born Denis Charles Pratt, to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit. This production shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat as the 1970s dawned, and in his final years in his adopted New York, with the new millennium beckoning.
The show draws on Quentin’s own writing and performances in a script by Mark Farrelly, who also performs (West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf).
In the intimate setting of the Bridge House, this show gives a fascinating insight into the varied life of one of the twentieth-century’s most interesting characters whose views on life and society remain relevant today. Although, quite deliberately, you never get close enough to Crisp to really understand how and why he made the choices he did, you’ll leave with plenty to think about.