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Bag of Beard presents

Renaissance Men

Thu 18 Apr, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: Pay What You Can (£20-£1) , approx running time: 70mins

Age: Recommended 16+

Bag of Beard presents ‘Renaissance Men’ by James Patrick & Alexander Knott

“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 from Bag of Beard, “a company at the forefront of contemporary theatre” (Theatre Weekly), ‘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?

Praise for Renaissance Men:

“A profoundly important play”Theatre Weekly

“Topical, original and very funny”Theatre Things

★★★★ North West End

★★★★ London Pub Theatres

★★★★ Theatre Weekly