Pip Utton as Bacon

Theatre (storytelling, solo show)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 16:20
  • Aug 4-8, 10-15, 18-22, 25-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Pip Utton / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: Language of a sexual nature, 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing
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Authors: Jeremy Towler and Pip Utton. Performer: Pip Utton. Director: Geoff Bullen. ‘Francis Bacon is sitting on a stool, preening himself. Next to him is a battered trolley littered with champagne corks, and a phone. It rings. He picks it up, and bellows F*ck Off!' It's the start of a compelling, thought-provoking, unsettling journey. Pip Utton pilots a voyage through the gutters, sleazy bars, rough sex and alcohol of Bacon’s life. It's embittered, outrageous and chaotic. 'Like Bacon's art, the play shocks, transfixes – and surprises’ (FringeReport.com). ‘Utton is a national treasure’ (FringeReview.co.uk). putco.uk

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Inside the venue, there is a steep internal staircase consisting of 20 steps leading to the basement where The Lower Hall space are located. There is alternative wheelchair access from Rose Street North Lane. Seating is level and unfixed within these venues.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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