Luke Wright at The Southbank Centre
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:45pm - All Ages
London, UK SE1 8XX
It’s been quite a year for Luke Wright. He’s opened for punk legend John Cooper Clarke at the Palladium (and stacks of other venues), had his first collection published (“a riot” 5 stars, The Huffington Post), and stormed Edinburgh with his rambunctious new show Essex Lion.
Join this Radio 4 favourite as he performs the best poems from his last three shows. Expect bawdy bar room ballads about Westminster rogues and small town tragedies, laced together with warm, witty anecdotal stand-up.
“His lexical acrobatics are astounding, often motor-mouthed and breathtakingly honest…Go for the wordsmithery, stay for the painful poignancy.” The List
“Wright perfectly captures the glamourless pulse of mainstream Britain and transforms it into rhythmic, transcendental beauty…Quite simply, this is the future of popular poetry.” The Skinny
“This is a great show and his poetry itself remains as vital and redolent of our times as ever.” Exeunt
“Like Stewart Lee’s more upbeat, affable younger brother.” Metro
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari, The Independent
“Cool poems!” Patti Smith
“The best young performance poet around.” The Observer