WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines 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 the poet’s quest for JOY!

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.”

“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.”
Carl Barât

“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 Stage

“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph

Supported by Arts Council, England
Photo by Emily Fae
Video by Mark Hannant

Tour Dates

6th November – Fisher Theatre, Bungay

30th November – Norwich Arts Centre

1st December – Norwich Arts Centre


21st January – Shire Hall, Bodmin

22nd January – Tolmen Centre, Constantine

15th February – Old Courts, Wigan

16th February – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

18th February –  Bristol Folk House

19th February – The Junction, Cambridge

2nd March – ARC, Stockton

3rd March – Harrogate Theatre

4th March – Docks Academy, Grimsby

5th March – Jersey Arts Centre

9th March – Quay Theatre, Sudbury

10th March – Kings Place, London

11th March – Kino-Theatr, Hastings

18th March – The Corn Hall, Diss

19th March – Bridport Arts Centre

24th March – Pontardawe Arts Centre

31st March – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

2nd April – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

20th April – Square Chapel, Halifax

21st April – Edge Arts Centre, Manchester

30th April – McLellan Arts Festival, Isle of Arran

12th May – Theatre Shop, Clevedon

13th May – Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

15th May – The Prince Albert, Stroud

18th May – Bude Literary Festival

19th May – The Pound, Corsham

27th May – Two Sister Arts Centre, Felixstowe

31st May – MAST Studios, Southampton