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Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee


May 10, 2024




Crack out the bunting! It’s Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee – £15 + booking fee

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 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.

“Luke is on fire! A poetic interrogation of himself, who he is and where he is from that leaves you tenderised and bruised and with a little something in your eye.” Mark Thomas
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” Guardian
“He must be on some kind of dope” John Cooper Clarke
“Cool Poems” Patti Smith
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour.” ★★★★★ Stage
“Curiously classless, perfectly placed to dissect the dreams of the British nation. His lexical acrobatics are astounding, often motor-mouthed and breathtakingly honest.” ★★★★★ The List
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Independent
“Visceral, Poignant and riotously funny” ★★★★★ Scotsman

Luke will be supported by Sudbury-based poet James Domestic.
With two collections published by Earth Island Books, originally from Essex, James has toured the world and elsewhere with The Domestics, and has made records with more bands than is healthy or sensible. His poetry has been likened to John Cooper Clarke, Ivor Cutler, and Spike Milligan, amongst others.

“Words that bite, belch, and bleed in their brilliance” (Mark Grist, multi-award-winning poet, battle rapper, and star of Channel 4’s ‘Mr Drew’s School for Boys’)

“A sardonic, sarcastic wit, a penchant for the surreal, and a dynamic pace” (Nathan Brown, Louder Than War)

“Relentless” (Attila the Stockbroker, social surrealist poet and songwriter)

“A unique collection of poetic ventures into the human condition, with humour, anger, and a canny use of language: inspired and inspiring!” (Dick Lucas, Subhumans, Culture Shock etc.)

Supported by Norwich Arts Centre & Arts Council, England