Dr. John Cooper Clarke
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as 'Plan 'B and the 'Arctic Monkeys'. Alex Turner, frontman of the Arctic Monkeys cites him as a huge inspiration and this was highlighted by the band's cover of JCC's I wanna be yours on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album 'AM'. In addition, UK rapper Plan B featured John's performance poetry in his directional film debut 'Ill Manors', their duet Pity The Plight appears in the movie and on the film's hit soundtrack.
These collaborations means that John has been involved in two global number one albums in the last few years.
John's poetry book The Luckiest Guy Alive which was released in 2018 provides gags and riffs are as vital, distinctive and hilarious as ever. Seeing him live is a chance to see a legend at the top of his game.
John's long awaited autobiography will be released through Picador Macmillan on 15th October 2020, followed by The I Wanna Be Yours Tour throughout 2021 and 2022.
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Charleston, Lewes, SussexBuy tickets
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Cheese & Grain, FromeBuy tickets
Thursday 7th October 2021
Exeter Corn ExchangeBuy tickets
Sunday 10th October 2021
Stratford PlayhouseBuy tickets
Tuesday 12th October 2021
The Halls, NorwichBuy tickets
Wednesday 13th October 2021
The Stag, SevenoaksBuy tickets
Friday 15th October 2021
Nantwich Words & Music FestivalBuy tickets
Sunday 17th October 2021
City Halls, GlasgowBuy tickets
Tuesday 19th October 2021
The Engine Shed, LincolnBuy tickets
Wednesday 20th October 2021
King's Hall, IlkleyBuy tickets
Thursday 21st October 2021
Lancaster Grand TheatreBuy tickets
Wednesday 27th October 2021
The Victoria Theatre, HalifaxBuy tickets
Thursday 28th October 2021
Whitley Bay PlayhouseBuy tickets
Saturday 30th October 2021
Oxford New TheatreBuy tickets
Thursday 4th November 2021
The Tivoli Theatre, WimborneBuy tickets
Saturday 6th November 2021
The Courtyard Theatre, HerefordBuy tickets
Friday 12th November 2021
The Storyhouse, Chester (As part of the Chester Literature Festival)Buy tickets
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Cheltenham Town HallBuy tickets
Wednesday 17th November 2021
The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Anne'sBuy tickets
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Hull City HallBuy tickets
Wednesday 24th November 2021
Bedford Corn ExchangeBuy tickets
Friday 26th November 2021
Nottingham PlayhouseBuy tickets
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