A MUCH-ACCLAIMED solo play is coming to the stage at Bridport Arts Centre.

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope tells the story of a witty man who was an extraordinary raconteur.

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 powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.

This much-acclaimed solo play, following an off-West End season and recent appearance off-Broadway, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self...no matter what they say.

It is written and performed by Mark Farrelly and directed by Linda Marlowe.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

*Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Bridport Arts Centre, Friday, May 31, 7.30pm. Call the box office for tickets.