Dates & Times

Sat 12 Apr 2025
7:30pm
From
£15.00

Age: 14+

Running time: 60 mins

Following the smash hit success of his Silver Jubilee show (“the best thing he’s done and that’s saying something.” ★★★★★ Telegraph) Luke Wright returns with a new set poems that get to grips with the idea of JOY. Is it possible, as a 42 year old to feel pure unbridled happiness, and what does it look like?

The French novelist Henry de Montherlant said that “happiness writes white” but Wright’s not exactly starting with a blank page. With a mix of the of the comic and the wistful, JOY takes in consumerism, boozing, cancer scares, abseiling vicars, and the joy of language itself. We might have to go down to come up, but we’ll get there in the end. Come let a little joy into your life with a raconteur and wordsmith at the top of his game.

‘Breathtaking … with a sharpness and wisdom that lifts the soul, and soothes the battered heart.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A winning combination of honesty, humour, ire and wonder. He is at the peak of his powers.’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘Britain’s finest performance poet.’ ★★★★★ Life As Theatre

Supported by Colchester Arts Centre

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  • Seating Accessibility Information

    Seat size

    In our Studio the seats in row A are 37cm (141/2″) wide and 44cm (171/3”) deep, are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have a 12cm (43/4”) gap between seats. Seats in row A are also removable as single seats.

    Seats in rows B-H are 43cm (17“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 44cm (171/3 “) from the floor, and have 8cm (3“) between seats.

    Seats in rows J-K are 43 cm (17“) wide and 44cm (171/3“) deep, are 44cm (171/3“) from the floor, and have 8cm (3”) between seats.

    Armrests

    Seats in the Studio do not have armrests.

    Legroom

    Seats in row A have 50cm (192/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows B-H have 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows J-K have 24cm (91/2“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.