Sat 6 Feb | 7pm | £5 (Included in the White Noise festival pass | £20 for under 26s)
Luke Wright and Paul Jellis present
Written & performed by Luke Wright
WINNER Fringe First Award for new writing
WINNER The Stage Award for acting excellence
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.
At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself?
Luke Wright delivers a multi award-winning hurricane of a performance infused with humour, humanity and wit. He strikes at the heart of British politics, questioning the middle class value system that saw the rise of New Labour, David Cameron and the abandonment of the working class.
“Pulsating, neatly handled piece of poetic storytelling” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“Blistering … a story of our times … a strikingly assured performance of a compelling piece of writing.” ★★★★ Scotsman
“This is such a rich piece of writing… resonant and timely.” ★★★★★ Exeunt
Luke Wright workshop:
Poet Luke Wright leads an engaging, fast-paced poetry workshop. Discover how you can use rhyme, metre and other sonic devices to make your spoken word pieces sing. Featuring examples by John Cooper Clarke, Kate Tempest and the ULIPO poets.
This is a rare chance to work with one of the UK’s leading performance poets, so book early as places are limited.
Luke Wright has been described as “one of the funniest and most brilliant poet of his generation” by The Independent. He writes bawdy bar room ballads about the bastards in charge and everyday folk like you and me. He is a regular on BBC Radio 4 and the author of eight one man poetry shows, touring with them all over the world. His verse play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan won the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award
His debut collection, Mondeo Man (Penned in the Margins), was published in 2013 to great acclaim. The Huffington Post gave it five stars, calling it “a riot of cheek, giggles, boobs, tears and Facebook.” He co-curates The Spoken Word Arena at Latitude, one of the country's biggest poetry events, and was the poetry editor at boutique publishing house Nasty Little Press.
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