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Archive listings for Luke Wright

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

The Ballad Seller - T1219761108

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before first tabloid was printed.
21 Jan 22intoBodmin, Bodmin :: V1681843038
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21 Aug 21Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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11 Dec 20The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol :: V1322756877
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Poet Laureate - T01811795490

With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty's chucking his hat in the ring. He's on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation? And just who are these previously laureled rogues? Luke delves into the murky world of poets laureate past: the heroes, the villains, and ones who didn't even write poetry. The centre-piece as always is Luke's own blistering verse. Big-hearted and quick witted, Wright's poems have been lauded by everyone from Patti Smith to The Libertines. A Fringe First winner and a Stage Award winner, Wright is truly a wordsmith and raconteur at the top of his game. In 2019 he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his first gig. So maybe he can pull it off?Presented byPulse.
7 Feb 20Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
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24 Sep 19The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol :: V1322756877
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11 Jul 19Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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25 Jun 19Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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20 Jun 19Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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14 Jun 19The Theatre Shop, Clevedon :: V02069918754
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31 May 19Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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4 May 19Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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10 Apr 19 to 13 Apr 19Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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30 Mar 19Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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22 Mar 19The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton :: V02027043599
listing details L0309059130
14 Mar 19Town Hall Arts Centre, Haverhill :: V88
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9 Mar 19Pound Arts Centre, Corsham :: V0512816281
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2 Mar 19Diss Corn Hall, Diss :: V339082145
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28 Feb 19New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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Frankie Vah - T1489909991

It's 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and indie stardom. But can he keep it all down? Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright's second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
3 Oct 18Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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28 Mar 18Arts Centre, Norwich :: V73
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1 Feb 18The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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The Toll - T01609700357

Stunning new show from the latest collection from one of Britain's most popular poets that finds him at the peak of his powers, equally compelling on the stage as on the page. The Toll explores the cost of living in Brexit Britain and the toll it takes on us all.
22 Sep 17Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare :: V0772889438
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30 Jun 17Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
listing details L02094036528
21 Jun 17Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham :: V768
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16 Jun 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L02099930748
8 Jun 17Stahl Theatre, Oundle :: V452
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21 May 17The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V219
listing details L02066540040
12 May 17Diss Corn Hall, Diss :: V339082145
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27 Apr 17The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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15 Feb 17Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier :: V868
listing details L01582835643

Stay-At-Home-Dandy - T1427663761

Decadent boozehound and award-winning poet Luke Wright tells captivating stories in visceral verse from neglected corners of Britain, weaving spoken word magic in his latest
18 May 15The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
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7 May 15The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
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22 Apr 15Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford :: V799
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Cynical Ballads - T01424401889

Luke Wright presents darkly comic poems and bitingly hilarious tales of modern Britain with an updated and extended version of this spectacularly successful five-star show.
2 May 12 to 5 May 12Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads - Seven Caustic Tales from Broken Britain - T808458313

Luke Wright has been hailed as performance poetry's key revivalist. Heis a regular on BBC Radio 4's Sony Award-winning Saturday Live and was featured in Channel 4's Seven Ages of Love. In his brand new show, Luke shines his light on obese teenagers, jadedchip shop proprietors and posh twits with the luck of the devil, as he leads us through the run down shopping precincts and airless television studios of modern Britain. Each poem is backed by macabre projected illustrations as Luke makesmincemeat of his anti-heroes with rollicking, darkly comic verse. Expect screaming tabloids, suicide and lashings of Bollinger in a show that will shock and delight.Producer Lakin McCarthy.
27 Apr 11Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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18 Jan 11 to 29 Jan 11Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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The Petty Concerns of Luke Wright - T0460494897

"The best young poet around" (Observer) and Saturday Live (Radio Four) regular effortlessly straddles poetic verse and engaging stand-up in one man's exploration of ego. Featuring nipple-tweakingly awful teenage lyrics, sarcastic cricket commentators and an anti-plagiarism message from John Cooper Clarke. "The hard-working heir to John Hegley" GuardianProducer Show and Tell. Director James Grieve.
29 Nov 10Arts Centre, Norwich :: V73
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16 Jun 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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11 Jun 10Firestation Arts & Culture, Windsor :: V740
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10 Jun 10Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
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12 Jan 10 to 30 Jan 10Old Red Lion, Inner London :: V216
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22 Apr 09The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Inner London :: V234
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A Poet's Work is Never Done - T39952603

Working without the constraints of a theme Luke Wright offers us ten new poems, all written since last year’s festival. Follow Camping Dad on his 'perpetual tow,' do meths with Cool Mum and meet Wright’s Sex Butler.Producer Show and Tell. Director Shon-Dale Jones.
11 Jul 09Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford :: V799
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Luke Wright, Poet and Man - T0120971553

First performance of a brand new version of Luke’s Edinburgh ’07 hit Luke Wright, Poet and Man before it tours in the New Year. Now, with two new poems, Camping Dad and Laura Brown, the youthful hand behind Truly Madely Deeply, (an ode to Richard Madely), Embrace the Wank and I Don’t Get Out of Bed For Less Than Ten Grand comes of age - how does a poet become a man? Luke Wright, Poet and Man is a live-on-stage bildungsroman about an Essex boy’s search for purpose, honour and a marketable way of summing it all up in rhyme. Suitable for age 14+Author Luke Wright. Director James Grieve.
21 Nov 08 to 22 Nov 08Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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2 Oct 08Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
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29 Apr 08Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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28 Mar 08Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford :: V799
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14 Mar 08Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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27 Feb 08Arts Centre, Colchester :: V1044
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7 Dec 07Trafalgar Theatre, West End :: V420
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4 Dec 07Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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This year, in a desperate bid for credibility (and a sofa to crash on at Buckingham Palace) [Luke Wright] (Aisle 16/star BBC3's Slam Poets) strikes out solo and launches his campaign to become the next Poet Laureate. Wright mixes poetry and comedy and verbal and visual gags collide as his trademark acerbic verse is matched by an interactive backdrop featuring the violently beautiful artwork of Samuel W. Ratcliffe.
22 Mar 08Brighton Komedia, Brighton :: V654
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24 Feb 07Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
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16 Jun 06New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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24 year old Luke Wright is one of the UK's most successful stand-up poets. In 2006 he took his debut solo show Luke Wright, Poet Laureate to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was a massive critical and commercial success, establishing Wright as one of UK poetry's heavyweights.
25 Mar 07Brighton Komedia, Brighton :: V654
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14 Mar 07The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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Other listings

21 Apr 17Cambridge Junction, Cambridge :: V23
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25 Feb 07Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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