Bacon

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 1
  • 15:05
  • Aug 10
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Double Edge Drama
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are required to have a paid ticket

Description

Love that gives – and takes. Acclaimed internationally for his paintings of popes, crucifixions and close friends, Francis Bacon is trapped in creative paralysis, unable to paint, until a violent and volatile young man comes knocking on his door. The pair rapidly plunge into a passionate, tormented relationship, with Bacon's new muse reigniting his work, yet this comes at a terrible price. Double Edge Drama returns, previously hosting actors like Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston. 'If you want to spot future stars at the Edinburgh Fringe train your eyes on Double Edge Drama.' (Evening Standard).

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  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Edward Jones 67 days ago

An extremely high quality production from a exceptionally talented team in all departments. Watch out for these names in the not too distant future.

Henry Empson 67 days ago

This was a really rather exceptional show. An incredible piece of theatre brought to life by top notch acting and slick direction. Unlike anything else I saw at the fringe this year and I cant recommend it enough. Five stars

Michael 68 days ago

There are serious flaws in this play (casting, direction) and anachronisms in the script ("faggot", "bullshit", "toyboy" are Americanisms / neologisms that would never have been heard in 1960s London) but writer William Leckie's performance as George Dyer makes the price of admission well worthwhile. Forget everyone else on the stage and watch him - he's brilliant.


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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 59 days ago

Bacon is art history, Jim, but not as you know it, and certainly not how you learned it in school. The painter Francis Bacon is camp, posh and cynically seductive, not a spot of paint on his crisp blue sweater and slacks. He’s in rough love with George Dyer, high...

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 64 days ago

Francis Bacon was an artistic genius but a very flawed human being who used and abused many young men in his rise to greatness and universal acclaim. One such was East End hardman George Dyer who met Bacon at a very young age and who was drawn into his world...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 69 days ago

Francis Bacon once observed that ‘in order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present’. It was true of his paintings and his life and the sentiment is captured in Bacon, by Double Edge Drama, at theSpace on the Mile.The work is a gripping piece of...

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