Pip Utton as ‘Bacon’
Authors: Jeremy Towler, Pip Utton
Performer: Pip Utton
Director: Geoff Bullen
‘Utton is a national treasure’ Fringereview.com
‘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 'Fuck 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.’ Fringe Report 2021