Dates & Times

Thu 13 Jun 2024
8:00pm
From
£15.00

Age: 14+

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

This performance will be BSL interpreted.

 

Crack out the bunting! It’s Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee.

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 show debuted to a packed arena at Latitude Festival before a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe where it was the toast of the critics.

‘This is the best thing that poet Luke Wright has done, which is saying something.’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

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, wearing a blue shirt, white t-shirt and dark trousers, stands between a window and a fireplace, with one hand leaning on each.

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

Wright was adopted as a baby and grew up believing that his adoption “wasn’t a big thing.” But one night he idly stumbled across his birth mother on Facebook. This window to a world that might have been his has thrown up deep questions about privilege, familial love, and destiny.

‘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

This show is an excavation of lives lived and not lived. Wright navigates his audience through a warm and honest hour of poems and stand-up with the directness and pathos that has made him one of the most popular live poets in England. With some wild experiments in form, a nervous kitten called Sir John Betjeman and a healthy smattering of drum n bass, Wright manages to navigate some heart-wrenching material and keep the laughs coming.

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

“The best exploration of love, family and belonging I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.” ★★★★★ The Student

“On the basis of the stellar quality of this show – here’s to another twenty-five.” ★★★★★ The Wee Review

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

‘Wright is entrenched in the sound and feel of words, a love he leans into with a mix of boisterous energy, and gentle pathos’ ★★★★ The QR

‘Luke Wright is a gifted performer, a talented poet and a definite favourite of ours. Treat yourself to an hour in his company.’ ★★★★ Darkchat

The Stage ‘best 15 shows of the Fringe’
The Telegraph ‘best 13 shows of the Fringe’
The Crush Bar ‘top ten shows of the Fringe

Written & performed by Luke Wright

Supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Arts Council, England

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  • Studio: 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.