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?”
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 Bill, Doctors 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:
Old Fitz Theatre: 24 Feb - 7 March 9.30pm (1 March 7pm)
Royal Exchange Theatre: 13 & 14 Feb 8pm
Lieder Theatre: 15 Feb 5pm
Anna Pappas Gallery: 18 Feb 7.30pm
Brightspace: 19 Feb 7.30pm
Club Voltaire: 20-21 Feb 8pm
Canberra Theatre Centre (Studio): 22 Feb 5pm
Judith Wright Centre: 13 & 14 March 8pm
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