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Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon – A solo show celebrating the artist. Touring a land Down Under 12 Feb - 14 March '15.
Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon – A solo show celebrating the artist. Touring a land Down Under 12 Feb - 14 March '15.
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“Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends.” – Francis Bacon

Written and performed by English actor Garry Roost, Pope Head; The Secret Life of Francis Bacon is a solo show about the celebrated artist. Bacon was an enigma, a maverick, a controversial & charismatic force of nature.

Following successful runs in London and the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, your support will help bring this landmark show to Australia.

ABOUT 'POPE HEAD'

This acclaimed biographical portrayal of the artist in which the interweaving of person and persona are untangled. We witness Bacon’s smouldering resentment against the petty tyranny of mediocrity. We observe him reacting against the glacial unbending of 20th century British cultural stiffness. We are left wondering, “did Bacon make art, or did art make Bacon?”

ABOUT GARRY:

Garry Roost is an English actor. In 2008, he played Alan Daniels in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He has also appeared in episodes of The BillDoctors and London’s Burning, amongst others. He is most often recognized in the street for his bit-part in Black Books – ‘Creepy Guy Fiddling With His Balls at the Water Cooler’ – a role which did not win him a BAFTA.

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR:

This first international tour of the show is a chance to get up close and personal with Bacon; the man and legend. This tour will include performances at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Madis Gras.

Your support will help fund on-the-road essentials including fuel, food and accommodation. It will also fund the first printing of Garry's original playscript of 'Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon'. Check out details of the supporters' goodie bag in the rewards section.

ABOUT THE TEAM:

Australian Tour by Théâtre Excentrique, Sydney
Book published by 49Knights (independent publishing house, Edinburgh)
CD Music by Eddie Gray & Matthew Williams
'Pope Head' Image by Graham Dalton
Poster Design by Martin Hovezak (Head of Design at The British Museum)
Photos of Garry by John Barrett

MEET FRANCIS THE INFLATABLE KANGAROO (AND GARRY THE JOEY):

Coming along on the tour will be Francis the Inflatable Kangaroo and Garry the Joey. They'll be appearing in Garry the Actor's regular video diary entries. You can watch these, previews of the show, and find out more about the man who inspired 'Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon' at the show's homepage.

Please consider re-homing Francis the Inflatable Kangaroo and Garry the Joey when their travels are done by pledging £100. You will also be receiving the entire contents of the goodie bag!

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 12 February - 14 March 2015:


Sydney:

Old Fitz Theatre: 24 Feb - 7 March 9.30pm (1 March 7pm)

Newcastle:

Royal Exchange Theatre: 13 & 14 Feb  8pm

Goulburn:

Lieder Theatre: 15 Feb 5pm

Melbourne:

Anna Pappas Gallery: 18 Feb 7.30pm

Brightspace: 19 Feb 7.30pm

Club Voltaire: 20-21 Feb 8pm

Canberra:

Canberra Theatre Centre (Studio): 22 Feb 5pm

Brisbane:

Judith Wright Centre: 13 & 14 March 8pm

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Raising the money in the time allotted! Hopefully the goodie bag will help convince you to support this critically acclaimed piece of Fringe theatre!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.52

    A smile and a wave.

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    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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    A copy of the tour poster (designed by Martin Hovezak incorporating Graeme Dalton's 'Pope Head' graphic).

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    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    A signed copy of the first edition, first printing, of 'Pope Head'. By selecting this option you will be helping to print 10 additional copies which Garry can sell on the road to support the tour!

    PLUS!

    A copy of the tour poster (designed by Martin Hovezak incorporating Graeme Dalton's 'Pope Head' graphic).

    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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    A copy of the 'Pope Head' audio CD including a collectible booklet.

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    A copy of the tour poster (designed by Martin Hovezak incorporating Graeme Dalton's 'Pope Head' graphic).

    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $76

    The full goodie bag including:

    A copy of the tour poster (designed by Martin Hovezak incorporating Graeme Dalton's 'Pope Head' graphic).

    A signed copy of the first edition, first printing, of 'Pope Head'.

    A copy of the 'Pope Head' audio CD including a collectible booklet.

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    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $152

    Rehome Francis the inflatable kangaroo (and Garry the joey) after they're done touring!

    As well as the full goodie bag which includes:

    A copy of the tour poster (designed by Martin Hovezak incorporating Graeme Dalton's 'Pope Head' graphic).

    A signed copy of the first edition, first printing, of 'Pope Head'.

    A copy of the 'Pope Head' audio CD including a collectible booklet.

    PLUS!

    Your name included among the supporters in the first print edition of 'Pope Head'.

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