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Some Critical Reviews of the show:
“Roost keeps us all hooked as he reels us in from around the room, but watching the focused energy he spends on the nearer couple becomes a performance within a performance. Does Roost paint while playing Bacon? No. He’s not a painter, he’s an actor and yet in the act of live creation the distinction between art forms is rendered null and void.” [FringeReview] **** Edinburgh 2014
"...this is a cleverly executed show..." Festival Journal
"Brilliant Performance." Kevin Day
"Rather Excellent!." Brown Paper Tickets
A Fine Art undergraduate tweeted: "Watched the most amazing performance art this morning. @garryroost you are a genius! #feelinginspired "
"Very, very, unique and truthful." Clare Shenstone - Artist (Friend of Bacon)
"Garry Roost's darkly witty take on the life and art of Francis Bacon." - Nick Awed
"Brilliant performance," Geoff Whitting - Mirth Control Comedy
"I together with the staff and students who had the opportunity to view your performance,
thought you were absolutely brilliant..." Glasgow School of Art - John Quinn [Head of Fine Arts]
"We were blown away by your performance. It deserves a bigger audience."
National Theatre of Scotland who saw the play in Edinburgh - Roberta Doyle - Head of External Affairs.
"Very, very Unique & truthful." Clare Shenstone (Close friend of Bacon).
Audience comments: "It was like having him in the room." "It far exceeded my expectations." "The text was wonderful."
OVER 200 SHOWS AS A SOLO PERFORMER !