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Luke Wright: The Toll

After the Fringe First winning success of What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright is back to subject the English language to a series of degrading new tricks, all for your amusement.

Featuring a selection of poems from The Toll (Penned in the Margins, 2017) this show tours the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. It struggles with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.

Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.

“Visceral, poignant, and riotously funny.” Scotsman

“A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui” Metro

“Cool poems.” Patti Smith

“This is a more grown-up version of Wright’s previous shows, without compromising on any of his signature vitality and humour. Stage Talk Magazine

“The entire show was a marvellous collation of relevance, sentiment and punch, perfectly intertwined with the warm atmosphere to generate a magical evening of literature and laughs. Be prepared to have expectations blown out of the water and find words that will hook in your mind long after you’ve left; a truthful simple spectacle.” Everything Theatre

“On just the second date of a long tour we enjoyed a sustained and polished performance from a man at the top of his game. Keep your eyes and ears open – Luke Wright has a lot more to say!” Norwich Eye

“Wright is a phenomenal poet and performer” The Play’s The Thing

”The Toll is a razor dipped in sugar: Although Wright’s heart might have taken a battering of late, it is clear that it is still generous, and the caustic line of humour that runs right through it like a black thread, only adds to its character.” Norwich Radical

Pay What You Can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.

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