Friday 4th March
Doors 7.00pm | Starts 8.00pm
Tickets | £13.50 in advance + booking fee
Award-winning spoken word performer Luke Wright, who regularly supports the legendary poet; movie star; and Rock star John Cooper Clark, is bringing his new show to Docks Academy in March 2022.
Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. He writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.
This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war.
Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”
The winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021.
“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.” - Carl Barât
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” - The Guardian
“He must be on some kind of dope” - John Cooper Clarke
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” - The Stage
“The bard of lockdown” The Telegraph
Tickets are now on sale priced at £13.50 (when purchased in advance), plus See Tickets commission.
All of our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets.com. Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event you will be able to claim a refund from Seetickets. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We are sorry to report that, due to Covid19's significant impact on our business, we are still not yet wheelchair accessible. Currently, the only way of entering the Docks Academy is via a flight of stairs. However, our mid term plans include a wheelchair accessible lift coming up to a new external balcony which will have level access to the venue, funding allowing. Please rest assured wheelchair access remains our highest priority and as soon as we have reopened with our non socially distanced programme we will look at this in earnest. We are grateful for your forbearance.
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