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Final shows today!

Today’s your last chance to catch one of our shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – we hope you’ve had a great festival!

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4* for Quentin Crisp from British Theatre Guide

‘A fantastic production, and one which will stay with you long after the curtain call.’ Read the full review here.

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4* for Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

‘Brilliant… excellent’ – read the full collection of superlatives here at The Stage.

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4* for Quentin Crisp from ScotsGay

‘A wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.’ says ScotsGay – full review here.

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4* for Quentin Crisp from Edinburgh Guide

‘An excellent hour’s entertainment’ according to this review on EdinburghGuide.com

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4* review for Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

‘In both script and performance, Farrelly nails far more than just Crisp’s wit here.‘ – read the full review at Broadway Baby.

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13 remarkable things you probably don’t know about Quentin Crisp

How much do you know about Quentin Crisp? Here are some things that may surprise you. Learn much more in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, which receives its world premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, written and performed by Mark Farrelly.

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With the right director, you’re not entirely alone on a solo show

Actor Mark Farrelly had never written or performed a solo show before. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, he’s premiering two: The Silence of the Snow and Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope. He turned to fellow actor and solo veteran Linda Marlowe, whose many solo successes include The World’s Wife and Berkoff’s Women, to direct both.

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What do Quentin Crisp and Patrick Hamilton have in common?

Mark Farrelly has written and is performing two back-to-back solo shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, about two very different 20th-century Englishmen: novelist, playwright and Soho alcoholic Patrick Hamilton, whose plays included Rope and Gaslight, and eccentric and The Naked Civil Servant author Quentin Crisp. Both are directed by Linda Marlowe. Mark explains the connection…

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All our Edfringe shows 241 today and tomorrow!

All of our shows are participating in the Fringe 241 ticket promotion on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th August, so you can see even more shows for even less money both today and tomorrow! Why not use this opportunity to complete the #FHChallenge?

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4* review for Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

‘Never fails to deliver on witticisms but everything here conspires to make this a success’ – read the full review at The Quotidian Times site.

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My Festival Highlights Challenge – Day Three

I’m in the final stretch of my #FHChallenge, having now seen two-thirds of Festival Highlights nine 2014 offerings and aiming to polish off the final three back-to-back today.

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Are you up for the Festival Highlights challenge?

For the past 12 years, Festival Highlights has presented some of the most popular and acclaimed shows on the Fringe. For 2014, we’ve handpicked nine we think you’ll love. To encourage you to see them all – and share your views on them – we’ve launched the Festival Highlights Challenge (#FHChallenge)!

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How Quentin Crisp changed my life and inspired a play

Mark Farrelly on the inspiration for Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope… I was touring in a Noel Coward play. On a shelf in my digs, I found a copy of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography The Naked Civil Servant. It was one of those very few books that I read cover to cover. I howled with laughter but […]

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