Inn Crowd Blogs #5: The Ship Inn, Levington


Wednesday 7th November, 2018 As I getting ready to leave yesterday I met a bloke called Alan Greening. Alan rather marvellously appeared from a five foot wooden door next to the hearth. It looks like a cupboard door. How long had they kept this white-neared gentleman in there for? Actually it turns out the door was for a staircase and…

Inn Crowd Blogs #4: The Ship Inn, Levington


Tuesday 6th November You find me east of Ipswich this morning at The Ship Inn in Levington. It’s a lovely old boozer: thatched, big hearth with a large woodburner, polished oak L-shaped bar, red-tiled floor, open beams separating different section of the bar room. There’s also a ship’s wheel, resting on the floor and leant against the bar. It’s warm,…

Inn Crowd Blog #3: The Black Horse, Dry Drayton


19th October, 2018 A change of scenery today. I’ve driven about an hour and a half from Bungay, across Suffolk and into Cambridgeshire to The Black Horse in Dry Drayton. As I turned down the lane, at the end of which the pub and a village primary school are situated, my heart swelled. The pub is a beautiful building: freshly decked…

Inn Crowd #2: The Crown, Southwold


Thursday 18th October, 2018 I find myself back at The Crown in Southwold this afternoon. I’ve chosen to come a little later in the day, at the end of the lunch period. Pubs would traditionally close at this time of day, the demand of licensing laws, and a lot of rural pubs still do. You can see why: The Crown…

Inn Crowd Blogs #1: The Crown, Southwold


  Tuesday 16 October 2018 So, here we go. This is first of ten blogs I will be writing from the pub. Yes, after twenty years of writing, performing, teaching, and curating poetry I have finally managed to contrive a way of being paid to go down the pub. God bless The Inn Crowd scheme. It’s all coming up Luke.…

Talking Statues


I was involved in a really interesting project in Norwich this summer. Talking Statues invites writers to write monologues for various statues around the city. People are then invited to scan the code or follow the link and you can listen to the monologue on your phone. I really loved the idea and was delighted when they asked me to…

Down the Pub with Luke Wright


This summer I’ll be doing a series of gigs in pubs. It’s part of the Inn Crowd scheme, which I talk more about here. This isn’t a new show, it’s a best of set really, but there will be a few new poems chucked in for good measure. I’ve done this hour 3 times now and it’s gone really well. The…

Children’s Poem: Boden & The Library


Here’s a poem I wrote for the opening of the new children’s section at Bungay Library a few years back. Someone asked for it this week, and I thought it would be nice to have it back out in the world. Enjoy, kids. Boden and The Library Most would say that Boden was a naughty child and that’s because he…

Frankie Vah Reviews


We have six more shows of Frankie Vah left at Soho Theatre. We’ve had a great run, with some excellent reviews. Still some tickets left – click click buy buy. Recent reviews please note – some reviews do not give ★ ratings “Wright is a clever playwright and a charismatic performer … Frankie Vah is all the richer for its political…

The Inn Crowd


Down the Pub with Luke Wright Luke Wright is a spit and sawdust wordsmith. He tells inventive and engaging stories, documenting 21st century British life with wit, humanity and panache. He’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you cry, and he might even get a round in. Come and see one of Britain’s most engaging performers where he belongs, spinning yarns…