Resident Alien
Cameron Lukey presents

Resident Alien

13 - 16 Jun 2018

★★★★ "Capsis delivers a truly astonishing account, well realised at every level from the grandest flourish to the smallest gesture"



From his early years as an androgynous nude model in 1930’s London, to finding fame as the first to speak so openly about life as a gay man, there was no-one quite like Quentin Crisp. In Tim Fountain’s Resident Alien, the legendary author of The Naked Civil Servant opens the door to his famously filthy New York apartment for an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it. Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana, oral sex – no topic is off limits as Quentin explains, in his inimitable way, how to be happy.


Starring five time Helpmann Award winner Paul Capsis as Crisp and directed by Green Room Award winner Gary Abrahams, Resident Alien shares Quentin’s unforgettable philosophies, and asks, are they truer today than even he would have imagined?”


★★★★ Capsis’ “fascinating performance comes from somewhere real…” The Age
★★★★½ “Resident Alien is engrossing and enlightening…” Arts Hub
★★★★ “Funny, sharp, sad; Resident Alien is a success.” The Brag


“Capsis is mesmerising… This is an exceptional piece of theatre” Stage Whispers


“It’s remarkable, it’s memorable… a high class production.” Theatre Press


“With Resident Alien, Capsis is both noticed and recognised as one of our theatre treasures.” Australian Stage


“As deftly directed by Gary Abrahams, designed with flair by Romanie Harper, and with atmospheric lighting by Rob Sowinksi, this production sizzles.” Sydney Arts Guide


WarningThis production contains coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Restricted to years 13+




Director – Gary Abrahams
Producer – Cameron Lukey
Set and Costume Designer – Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer – Rob Sowinski
Sound Designer – Daniel Nixon