Whether he’s playing master of ceremonies at a Libertines show in front of 5,000 screaming rock fans or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.
This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and an endless, droning culture war.
Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”
WINNER Saboteur Award BEST SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER
WINNER Fringe First | WINNER Stage Award
Presenter of Contains Strong Language Live (BBC Radio 4)
“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.”
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.”
“He must be on some kind of dope” John Cooper Clarke
“Cool Poems” Patti Smith
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ★★★★★
“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph