PLEASE NOTE: Venue has been changed to Stein Beir Keller due to infestation of bees! (Seriously!)

Motor-mouthed poet and bar-room balladeer, Luke Wright, is back with his powerful blend of Bohemian romanticism and poignant, contemporary critique. The Toll is a performance of poems and passages from Wright’s recently published collection of the same name.

Touring the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain, these performances capture the strange, visceral beauty of life in the fleeting modern moment. A raconteur beyond his years who regularly hits the road with kindred spirit, John Cooper Clarke, and writes “cool poems” according to one Patti Smith, Wright’s volatile verse mixes the wistful and the comic to take his audience on an unforgettable trip.

About The Speaker

Luke Wright

Luke Wright is the author of five books of poetry, and nine poetry stage shows. In 2015 he won a Fringe First Award and The Stage Award for acting excellence for his verse play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. He is a regular on BBC radio and television.

Photo by Idil Sukan.