Goodbye London!

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After three weeks at The Soho Theatre in London I have completed the latest run of What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. We had a superb time at The Soho. The show sold 90% of its tickets and picked up an award nomination – The TBC Award, Off West End Awards. We won’t find out till next year, though. Plenty of time to milk it, eh?

We’re off on tour now. In the meantime, here are some of the things reviewers said about the show:

‘Luke Wright’s What I Learned from Johnny Bevan is terrific’ Lyn Gardner Guardian

‘Wright has a proper power over the English language, a storyteller worth listening to, and I look forward to hearing more’ Tim Auld (for Daily Telegraph)

‘evocative, poetic monologue about personal and political awakening (that) manages to evoke the chaotic passion’ Time Out Critics Choice

‘an impassioned, spellbinding performance infused with humour, humanity and wit’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

‘a brilliant show, with a charming performance from Wright’★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Really does convey the power of performance poetry, and focused political satire‘ Write Out Loud

‘Wright performs with relentless vigour, his poetry pops and fizzes. a singularly powerful piece’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘An astonishing, thought-provoking and original tour-de-force’ ★★★★★ London Theatre1

‘poet Luke Wright is a singular tour de force (his) language is precise and evocative and What I Learned From Johnny Bevan is politically charged and practically flawless’★★★★ The Play’s The Thing

‘A rollercoaster ride of political poetry & sensational storytelling. Is he the new Berkoff?’ Terri Paddock (founder, What’s On Stage)

‘Wright channels his characters with precision and ease (a) fast paced political tale of happy youth and wasted adulthood’ Theatre Bubble

‘dramatic, humorous, and political’ This Week In London

‘something rather special, Luke Wright’s performance (10/10) was stunning’ ★★★★★★★★★★Virtual Festivals (from Kendal gig)

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