Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, psyche and sexuality of the great artist.
Starring Garry Roost (East Enders, Black Books), in an acclaimed solo performance that has attracted rave reviews in the UK, we follow the struggle of the young artist who eventually finds that success and tragedy go hand-in-hand when you are determined to live life to the full. This show presents a powerful portrait of the artist famously described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures.”
Caught wearing his mother’s stockings. Banished from the family home. Sent to Berlin with his father’s henchman. Transfixed by Picasso. On to the Colony Club. Champagne. Triptych. A tragic love life.
A compelling and intriguing performance that is not to be missed. Tickets on sale 16th January.