Luke Wright - Your New Favourite Poet

Luke Wright - Your New Favourite Poet. Luke Wright. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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Spoken Word starring Luke Wright performed on the following days in August 2012...

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After the sell-out, five star success of 2011's Cynical Ballads, the Fringe favourite and Radio 4 poet returns for five nights only! Expect thigh-slapping acerbic wordplay and bawdy bar room ballads as Wright introduces you to a cast of greedy politicians and boozy ne'er-do-wells. Meet Jeremy, the public schoolboy who draws penises on everything, kung-fu fighting French copper Jean-Claude Gendarme, and witness the world's first b-movie set in Brentwood. 'The most relevant poet of his generation' (Exeunt). www.lukewright.co.uk. 'Timely, patriotic, touching and consistently funny' ***** (Scotsman).

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After the sell-out, five star success of 2011's Cynical Ballads, Fringe favourite and Radio 4 poet Luke Wright returns for 5 nights only!

Expect thigh-slapping acerbic wordplay and bawdy bar room ballads as Wright introduces you to a cast of greedy politicians and boozy ne'er-do-wells. Meet Jeremy, the public schoolboy who draws penises on everything; kung-fu fighting French copper Jean-Claude Gendarme; and witness the world's first b-movie set in Brentwood.

Luke Wright is a poet, performer and festival curator. Perhaps best known to a wider audience for his witty and empathetic contributions as poet-in-residence to BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live, he has become a trailblazer for performance and written poetry. He is also a regular contributor to radio, TV and newspapers, has written poetry for films and television, including the groundbreaking Channel 4 documentary The Seven Ages of Love. He might just be the hardest working man in poetry.

Luke is also host and programmer of the Latitude Festival's Poetry Arena, the largest single poetry event in Europe. He has programmed many other poetry festivals and events, including the Edinburgh Fringe's first ever, and to date only, dedicated poetry venue.

Luke Wright: Your New Favourite Poet has been selected for Escalator East To Edinburgh. Each year Escalator, East to Edinburgh helps artists and arts organisations to raise their profile and perform to new audiences as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.