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
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
Henry is a writer, poet, TV & Film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Literature festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community.
Nigel Planer was an original member of the comedy groups at the centre of the ‘Alternative Comedy’ movement in the 1980s and starred in the seminal TV series The Young Ones, and The Comic Strip Presents.
Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist from Knottingley - a former mining town in West Yorkshire
Mike Garry was a librarian for 15 years before becoming a poet.
For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists.
Clare is an award winning performance poet, comedienne sculptor and singer who's first spoken word show "California Scheming" toured the UK to rave reviews.