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Monday, 12 June 2017

Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon

We are pleased to have this amazing theatre piece at Ludlow Fringe Festival on Saturday 17th June. 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.
It's 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. 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
Tickets are £12/10 concessions and just £5 on the door for students with ID. Booking: Taking place at the Sitting Room, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill St, SY8 1BB on Saturday 17th June, 7.30pm.
This is definitely one to see for all theatre fans, artists and those interested in the psyche of the creative mind. Full details at:

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