Australian East Coast Tour
"If you miss this one off experience, you have only yourself to blame...just do it Sydney!
- Anna Papass - (Anna Pappass Gallery, Melbourne)
"Garry Roost's one-man performance is a raw, witty, and exploratoryconcoction...The reserved, polite Mr Roost easily transforms into the sardonically, witty Francis Bacon.."
- Curtain Call-Newcastle
"This is a Mardis Gras show worth seeing!" - Theatre Unzipped
"Roost shows the depth and breadth of his skills in his momentary portrayals of other people in Bacon’s life conversing with him. He skilfully moves around three artistic pop-up banners, re-appearing with different body language and voice tones as these characters and changing back to Bacon as they talk."
- Ken Longworth (theatre critic and writer, The Newcastle Herald)
"Mesmerising portrayal!" - South Sydney Herald
"I was so impressed with Pope Head! What an amazing theatre piece." - Kylie Greer, Director - Brightspace Art Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
"Pope Head is a great show. A real insight into Bacon's life."
Dean Winter - Artistic Director / Royal Exhange Newcastle
"An extraordinary work. A bold and dynamic performance..."
Chrisjohn Hancock - Artistic Director / Lieder Theatre - Goulburn
"Amazing performance." - Canberra City News
"Here we witness the power of a talented character actor, with real words that convey real passion; where the complexities of a talented artist are held up for scrutiny. Roost delivers in spades and every line is like a bullet. There is nothing superfluous with the script. It is paired back and concise. And at every opportunity we are reminded of the artist’s brilliant wit, devastating sarcasm and towering intellect."
- Jon Adams - Scenetr
"Roost's performance is fleet and fluent. Easy to accept as his subject." Jason Blake - Sydney Morning Herald
"Roost is right for Bacon, beautifully typecast in this rather colourful yet dramatic recounting of Bacon’s life." - Dinner and a show
"It's a very enjoyable show!" - Richard Fidler ABC Brisbane
"Pope Head is as balanced and practised as it is ballsy – between its last Edinburgh Festival run and this, it played to enthusiastic reviews on an 18-date tour of eastern Australia – and it’s an absorbing and accomplished canvas, fully deserving of your own time and reflections." David Knight
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"In June this had standing ovations. Everybody who came to see it was struck by a unique brilliance . Garry Roost IS Francis Bacon. If you are at all interested in Bacon please come and see this outstanding show. Nobody who sees this show leaves untouched even those who were Bacon’s friends." Sophie Parkin - Vout-O-Reenee's
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Portrait art by morganico.com of the tribute performance to the memory of Ivor Roost at Vout-O-Reenes
"You're a star and have produced something really marvellous and important." Sohemian Society
"Francis Bacon, one of the foremost artists of modern and contemporary European painting, was presented to the Croatian public for the first time in the Dubrovnik Art Gallery last night.This is a unique exhibition from the collection of Ravarino, called "The Limits of the mind" and is made up of more than a hundred drawings in pastel, pencil and collages. It is divided into four parts - Self-portraits, Pope, portraits and the Crucifixion.
Dubrovnik exhibition was presented by the Italian art historian and writer Giulia Zadonandi and director of the Art Gallery of Dubrovnik Vesna Delic Gozze, both authors of the text in the catalog and curators of the exhibition which was opened by art historian Ivan Viden.
At the opening visitors, in addition to this exceptional exhibition, had the opportunity to see the performance of the monodrama Pope Head - The Secret Life of Francis Bacon, which was wrote and performed by an English actor Garry Roost."
- Dubrovnik Times 23rd December 2016
"One of the most famous modern and contemporary artists, Francis Bacon, is presented today at 6 pm in The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
His exhibition, ‘Limits of Mind’, is opened until February 2017. For the first time in Croatia, visitors are more than welcomed to see more than 100 pieces of this famous artist – among them, pastel, pencil and her collages, ans so to meet this unique, eccentric artist that captured movement in frames of one piece picture.
Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery, and his abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, against flat, nondescript backgrounds Explore more about this amazing artist on his official web page and, of course, don’t miss tonight’s exhibition!
At the opening night of the exhibition, amazing actor Garry Roost performed the Pope Head The Secret Life of Francis Bacon Featuring Garry Roost, acclaimed portrayal of the great artist an intimate and revealing piece fitting for the event."
-Just Dubrovnik 22nd December 2016
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