My name is Luke Wright (as should be apparent). I’m a poet, theatre maker and occasional broadcaster. Every year I write a new poetry stage show and schlep it around arts centres, theatres, pubs and festivals. Not, as some claim, because I’m “committed to taking poetry to the people” but because it pays my mortgage. And I love it.
I’ve written and starred in eight solo shows of my poetry. In 2015 I debuted my first play – What I Learned From Johnny Bevan at The Edinburgh Fringe. It won a Fringe First award for new writing, a load of four and five star reviews, and landed me The Stage Award For Acting Excellence. Johnny Bevan is touring in 2016. Penned in the Margins will publish it as a book in February 2016.
If you want more of these self-aggranising accolades have at look at the bio section. New poems and news get posted on the Blog. Or simply go nowhere and watch an extract from What I Learned From Johnny Bevan: