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Dynamic Pricing Info

Age: 15+

Show contains swearing

BSL interpreted

Running time: 1hr 45mins (inc. interval)

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war.

Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”

“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.” Carl Barât

“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 of poetry.” ★★★★★ The Stage

“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph

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ARC Staff Pick: Louise Wilkin | Deputy Marketing Manager

“I’m so excited that the brilliant Luke Wright is on his way here! We’ve got loads of great stuff on in March, but this show in particular means a lot to me. Luke’s nightly Twitter gigs (all 100 of them!) really kept me going during the first lockdown, and I can’t wait to see him on ARC’s stage at the beginning of the month. Luke is a top class poet and an incredibly entertaining live performer – it’ll be a great night out and I’d love you to join me for it!”

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