Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon

21 October 2017 at 8pm

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Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon written and performed by Garry Roost Directed by Paul Garnault is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, sexuality, psyche and philosophies of the great artist, Francis Bacon. Caught wearing his mother’s stockings and banished from the family home. We follow the struggle of the young artist who eventually finds that success goes hand –in- hand with tragedy when you are determined to live life to the full.
“A superb character actor, one of the most inspired at the fringe.” FringeReview

A powerful solo show that found International success after the east coast tour of Australia in February / March 2015 to critical acclaim and invited to

Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. The Francis Bacon Estate has endorsed the play with high praise. Clare Shenstone a close confidant of Bacon found the portrayal as a “Startling…brilliant performance.” Pope Head played the opening night of the MoMA Dubrovnik Francis Bacon Exhibition

December 2016. The first of its kind in Croatia. Fresh from Melbourne Fringe Festival 14th September-1st October 2017. Bacon famously proclaimed; “Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends”.

“Superb Solo show” Public Reviews ****

“Roost brings Bacon back to dangerous life” - Syke On Stage

“Roost delivers in spades” – Scenestr

“Mesmerising portrayal” - South Sydney Herald “A very talented actor” – ScotsGay

“A superb character actor, one of the most inspired at the fringe.”- FringeReview

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Saturday 21st October 2017, 8pm
Full Price: £12