After the Fringe First winning success of What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright is back to subject the English language to a series of degrading new tricks, all for your amusement. The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time. Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings. “Visceral, poignant, and riotously funny.” Scotsman “A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui” Metro “Cool poems.” Patti Smith
The TollBethnal Green Working Men's ClubLondon26/04/17
The TollThe North WallOxford27/04/17
The TollThe SeagullLowestoft30/04/17
The TollWise Words FestivalCanterbury01/05/17
The TollThe Corn HallDiss12/05/17
The TollThe SpireBrighton19/05/17
The TollThe Lion & Unicorn TheatreLondon21/05/17
The TollStahl TheatreOundle08/06/17
The TollLighthousePoole16/06/17
The TollSt NicholasShrewsbury17/06/17
The TollAshcroft Arts CentreFareham21/06/17
The TollThe Royal British LegionWivenhoe22/06/17
The TollBridport Arts CentreBridport30/06/17
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. Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind.

“Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, Guardian
What I Learned From Johnny BevanThe Barbour InstituteTattenhall04/05/17
What I Learned From Johnny BevanAudlem Scout & Guide HallAudlem05/05/17
What I Learned From Johnny BevanFAYAP Youth and Arts Centre Framlingham13/05/17
It is 1987. Simon Mortimer, the vicar’s son from Essex, has lost his religion. Replaced by radical politics, ranting poetry, and his beloved girlfriend Eve, Simon performs his poetry as Frankie Vah. They live in love and penury, but when Frankie goes on tour with indie darlings The Midnight Shift, his new world is put to the test. Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss and belief against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect jangling guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache. ‘Pulsating, poetic storytelling’ The Guardian
Frankie VahNorwich PlayhouseNorwich26/05/17
Frankie VahNorwich PlayhouseNorwich27/05/17
Other shows
Luke Wright + Rosy Carrick + Jonny Fluffpunk + Elvis McGonagallStroud Valleys ArtspaceStroud06/05/17
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