BAG OF BEARD PRESENT
Following sell-out shows at The Old Red Lion Theatre, Bag of Beard bring their "original, topical & very funny" dark comedy about art, life and friendship to two award winning venues.
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax - 18th April 2019
53two, Manchester - 19th & 20th April 2019
“GEORGE BATAILLE SAID EROTICISM IS ASSENTING TO LIFE UP TO THE POINT OF DEATH.
HE WAS A FILTHY BUGGER. FRENCH.”
In a squalid London flat, Irvine (bookish, but not musty), has been having the dreams again. Something happened at The Brass Cat. But Irvine doesn’t want to talk about that.
Winston’s giving up drinking. Once he’s had his last beer for breakfast, last rum and coke for dinner – and wasn’t there a bottle of wine that needed finishing?
And Quentin’s discovered a lost masterpiece in a charity shop in Streatham. All his dreams are about to come true.
“I’m gonna open an art supply shop. There’s gonna be a discount if you can prove you’re skint. They’re gonna be free if you can prove you’re a great artist!”
A bleak and bitter comedy by James Patrick and Bag of Beard, ‘Renaissance Men’ takes a long hard look at toxic masculinity, the Millennial Generation’s love of nostalgia, and asks if we should really sell priceless lost artwork for booze money?
"Stunning & Explosive" - A Younger Theatre on Bag of Beard's 'Bath'
North West End
London Pub Theatres
IRVINE. Sam Heron
QUENTIN. Alexander Knott
WINSTON. James Demaine
MR. SUTCLIFFE. Jack Gogarty
The production transferred to 53Two, Manchester, and Square Chapel Arts Centre with the following change to the cast:
IRVINE. Aaron Price
Direction by Ryan Hutton, in collaboration with the company.
ORIGINAL MUSIC. Sam Heron & James Demaine
ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Angharad Voss
PUBLICITY DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY. Zoe Grain