There was a collective gnashing of teeth and beating of breasts across the land when Wrighty didn’t get the royal nod to take up the position of Poet Laureate this year. Still, he’s an irrepressible sort of chap, so he’s bought his own sherry and hit the road with a show the critics are calling his best yet.

Luke Wright is on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation?

Big-hearted and quick-witted, Wright’s poems have been lauded by everyone from Patti Smith to The Libertines. A Fringe First and Stage Award winner, Wright is truly a wordsmith and raconteur at the top of his game.

Commissioned by The Inn Crowd

Duration

Approx 60 mins

Reviews

Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty by turns, this is a sensational hour of poetry
One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation
Cool poems
Festival Chester Literature Festival
Storyhouse Theatre

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.