Luke Wright: Frankie Vah

Luke Wright: Frankie Vah

3rd October 2018


We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and dirty indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?

Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.

Written and performed in deft verse by this Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner.

“Wright is a clever playwright and a charismatic performer … Frankie Vah is all the richer for its political and poetical layers … Wright succeeds in finding new and beautiful ways of expressing the everyday.” The Guardian

“Brilliant script … sheer linguistic virtuosity and sweaty magnetism.” **** Time Out

“It’s absolutely mesmerizing: the lyrical, musical push and pull, the perfect detonation of sharp consonants and stretchy vowels.” Exeunt

“Engaging and sensitive.” **** British Theatre Guide

“It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s insightful, poignant, beautiful and tragic. I loved it.” EDP

Written and performed by Luke Wright
Produced by Paul Jellis & Underbelly Productions
Directed by Joe Murphy and Alex Thorpe
Scored by Ian Catskilkin (Art Brut)
Lighting by Joe Price & Tom Clutterbuck
Technical Design by Tom Clutterbuck

Co-commissioned by Paul Jellis, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and The Soho Theatre

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
All Tickets Pay What You Can Afford
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