Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon Fredag 12 maj – GEST
Directed by Paul Garnault
POPE HEAD is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, sexuality, psyche and philosophies of the great 20th century 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.
Bacon famously proclaimed; “Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends”.
A powerful solo show that found International success after the east coast tour of Australia in 2015 to critical acclaim and invited to Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. The Francis Bacon Estate has endorsed the play with high praise
“Superb Solo show” Public Reviews ****
“Roost brings Bacon back to dangerous life” – Syke On Stage
“Mesmerising portrayal” – South Sydney Herald
“A very talented actor” – ScotsGay
“A superb character actor, one of the most inspired at the fringe.”- FringeReview
Music by Matthew Williams and Eddie Gray