“Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends.” – Francis Bacon

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 Garry Roost As Francis Bacon

Pope Head: The Secret Life of Francis Bacon is a solo show about the celebrated artist. He was an enigma, a maverick, a controversial & charismatic force of nature. This biographical script, written by English actor Garry Roost, will delight Bacon’s fans old & new.

This critically acclaimed drama captures the life, psyche and sexuality of a troubled and troubling genius. Bacon’s journey was a lifelong struggle with success and tragedy, a story which continues to inspire and intrigue in equal measure.

Having successfully toured his work across the UK and abroad, Garry Roost’s superb script is now available from Edinburgh-based  publishing house, 49Knights.