Luke Wright: The Toll
29 Wednesday 29th March

Luke Wright: The Toll

The Half Moon

93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1EU

Price: GBP 8.00 - GBP 10.00

Fresh from supporting John Cooper Clarke on tour, Wright is here to subject the English language to a series of degrading yet delightful tricks, all for your amusement.

The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.

Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.

"Timely, touching and consistently funny.” Scotsman "A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui" Metro

Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and big city scoundrels. His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of maudlin commuters, abseiling bishops, and scandal-clad SpAds. His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey.

His play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan won Luke a Fringe First and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence in 2015, plus a Saboteur Award and an Off-West End Award nomination in 2016. His debut Collection Mondeo Man was called “a riot” by Huffington Post in a five star review.

Luke is regular on BBC Radio and at Latitude, where he’s co-curated the UK’s biggest spoken word gig since 2006. He’s a regular tour support act for John Cooper Clarke and has worked with everyone from Beck to Alvin Stardust. He lives in Suffolk with his two sons.


Artists: Luke Wright, Jemima Foxtrot



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