Date(s) - 17/10/2015
4:30 pm 16:30
Saturday 17th October, 4:30pm
Chester Town Hall
Luke Wright makes his theatre debut with a story of friendship, class and a really bad idea for a festival.
Nick has fallen out of love with London and his life as a journalist. Forced to review the launch of URBANIA, a new inner-city festival, he starts to remember his shattered friendship with Johnny Bevan, the whip-smart, mercurial kid from an Essex council estate. Back at uni Johnny saved Nick from living his father’s life. Twenty years later, can he save him all over again?
Written and performed in visceral, punchy verse by Luke Wright, with a score by Ian Catskilken from Art Brut,What I Learned From Johnny Bevan is a breath-taking poetic monologue unlike anything you’ve seen before
Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues. His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of yummy mummies, debauched Tory grandees, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps. His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey. He is also one of the tour guides in the Poetry Pub Crawl.