Dr John Cooper Clarke – The I Wanna Be Yours Tour

Part of Chester Literature Festival Running from
Next event: Friday 12 November at 8pm
  • Tickets from £24.50 / Under 26s £21.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • Storyhouse Theatre

Part of: Chester Literature Festival

This event will be to a FULL audience. 

Update: this event has been postponed from its original date.  We have contacted all bookers who had a ticket for the original date, if you’ve not heard from us please email ticketing@storyhouse.com

 

Poet; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Cultural Commentator

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Seminal tracks such as Beasley St and Evidently Chickentown featured on the massive hit album Snap Crackle and Bop, one of 4 big selling original album releases on Sony Records in the late 70s and early 80s. They established John as one of the most prolific artistes of the Punk years.

His poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt came out in the early 80s  on Random House – Penguin, featuring the lyrics to his albums and more original material. It is one of the biggest selling poetry books in the UK.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

These days he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been running in theatres worldwide for over 12 years.

John’s latest poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive was released worldwide in November 2018 via Picador/Macmillan. Featuring over 30 poems, it includes many of his adoring public’s favourites such as; I’ve Fallen In Love With My Wife, Beasley Boulevard and Get Back on Drugs you Fat F*ck.

Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture.

His latest live show, touring across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

Duration

Approx 130 mins

Time details

Includes an interval

Upcoming events

Friday 12 November 8pm Storyhouse Theatre Tickets from £24.50 Limited Availability

You may also be interested in

On Stage Henry Normal – The Escape Plan
Garret Theatre

An evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal.

Book now
Cinema Nowhere Special (12A)
Movie Theatre

1hr 36 | Single dad, John, is faced with a terminal illness. In his last weeks he decides he must take it upon himself to find the perfect foster home for his child.

Book now
Activities I Move, We Move – A Movement Workshop by RAWD Project
Garret Theatre

Calling all movers, shakers, and movement makers! Join the RAWD gang for an afternoon of toe tapping fun! Grab your leg warmers as we explore disability movement and moving and grooving.

On Stage RAWD present Phone Home
Garret Theatre

After a long year of shielding, the disabled artists of RAWD crash land at Storyhouse with their comeback performance; Phone Home.

Book now
Activities Create Art With An Artist
Town Hall Square

We’re taking art and creativity outside this summer with five fantastic days of free arty activity for young people and…

Activities Rhymetime
The Kitchen

Join us in the Kitchen at Storyhouse for some fun rhymes and stories with the library team. Suitable for younger children and toddlers.

Book now
Cinema Romeo & Juliet

1hr 40 | A bold new film bringing to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. 

Book now
Cinema Night of The Kings (15)

1hr 33 | An exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world’s most dangerous prisons and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.

Book now
Cinema Jungle Cruise (12A)
Movie Theatre

2hr 7 | A rollicking thrill ride down the Amazon starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson.

Book now
Activities Can Hand-Building Pots Promote a Positive Mindset?
Online

This clay workshop explores the idea of embodiment while using a pot forming technique that aids to form a more positive mindset.

Activities Rule-Breaking Art
Online

A bespoke art class designed to break the rules. Colour outside the lines, make the sky green and create a piece of art that excites you.

Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.