It takes as its subject that extravagant painter Francis Bacon who claimed that he was as much at home in the gutter as at the Ritz. We experience a flash of time in the destructive life of arguably the greatest British Painter since Turner. A life fuelled by drunkenness, gambling and a liking for a bit of rough… Welcome to the concentration of camp.
Utton makes it a thoroughly enjoyable experience, for he brings the man to life in all his complexity and - for want of a better word - weirdness.
There's a lot of humor along the way, but the power of the work, as with all Utton's self-written solo pieces, is in the solid reality he creates and the subtlety with which he brings us surprisingly deep into the character.
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