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Archive listings for Luke Wright (2024)

Work type: Poetry. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Luke Wright

Luke Wright's Silver Jubilee - T886912363

Over twenty-five years, Luke Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain's most popular live poets. He has won an unprecedented four Saboteur Awards (national awards for spoken word), a Stage Award, and a Fringe First. He's sold out shows across the world and regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines. This show debuted to a packed arena at Latitude Festival before a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe where it was the toast of the critics. This year, thwarted in his attempts to hold a street party by the philistines on the council and unable to shift the over-ordered commemorative plates, Wright does what a poet does best, and takes a deep dive into himself. What follows is his most confessional show to date. Wright was adopted as a baby and grew up believing that his adoption 'wasn't a big thing'. But one night he idly stumbled across his birth mother on Facebook. This window to a world that might have been his has thrown up deep questions about privilege, familial love, and destiny. This show is an excavation of lives lived and not lived. Wright navigates his audience through a warm and honest hour of poems and stand-up with the directness and pathos that has made him one of the most popular live poets in England. With some wild experiments in form, a nervous kitten called Sir John Betjeman and a healthy smattering of drum n bass, Wright manages to navigate some heart-wrenching material and keep the laughs coming.
20 Jun 24New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L0621460645
13 Jun 24ARC, Stockton-on-Tees :: V01950064742
listing details L1821239846
9 May 24Two Sisters Arts Centre, Trimley St Mary :: V01304592530
listing details L0937655296
2 May 24The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton :: V02027043599
listing details L958520949
18 Apr 24The Theatre Shop, Clevedon :: V02069918754
listing details L01438468924
5 Apr 24Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford :: V799
listing details L215045230
2 Mar 24Tolmen Centre, Constantine :: V1918286206
listing details L01189820711
1 Mar 24intoBodmin, Bodmin :: V1681843038
listing details L0523219793
14 Feb 24 to 15 Feb 24The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol :: V1322756877
listing details L01928251246


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