Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

20th November 2019

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.

“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty by turns, this is a sensational hour of poetry.” The Stage

“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation” The Independent

“Cool poems.” Patti Smith

Commissioned by The Inn Crowd


“Poet Luke Wright doesn’t mince his words. His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” Guardian

“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty by turns, this is a sensational hour of poetry.” The Stage

“a rich and complex body of work that reflects Britain and her people. Rich, poor, salt-of-the-earth or intellectual hipster, Wright dissects the ills of the nation whilst still demonstrating a great love for his homeland. He is nuanced, and performative, with all the skill of an actor embodying a character. Angry, immediate and brimming with passion, Wright is– indisputably – a poet for our time.” The Play’s The Thing

“He will tell it how it is but will not preach about mistakes, instead he will use his own self as an example. Those were the golden moments of this performance where one is hit with the truth yet can unwind and laugh at another persons relatable troubles in life.” ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

“While there is pathos and sadness in some of his work the overall effect of an hour or two of Luke Wright is euphoric, his work is inspiring and uplifting even when he turns a mirror on the madness and division of Brexit Britain.” Norwich Eye

“As Luke rants, roars and pours his heart out we are all touched and held tight by this lyrical tour de force.” EDP

Admission by Pay What You can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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