Paul Capsis is Quentin Crisp – An evening with the legendary ‘Naked Civil Servant‘

Resident Alien

NORPA presents

Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 May, 2018


$20-49 + booking fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall


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?


Quentin Crisp / Paul Capsis
Director / Gary Abrahams
Producer / Cameron Lukey
Set and Costume Designer / Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer / Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen
Sound Designer / Daniel Nixon

★★★★ Capsis’ “fascinating performance comes from somewhere real…” The Age

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

★★★★½ “Resident Alien is engrossing and enlightening…” Arts Hub


Non Subscribers
Adult $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $44
Under 25 $25

Adult $40
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $35
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
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Most suitable to ages 15+
Duration is 70 minutes (no interval).


Secret Chef operate a pop-up diner at Lismore City Hall. This will be open from 6pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.


Photos by Sarah Walker