Luke Wright bringing smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe 2023 show to Preston

Posted on - 18th October, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Comedy, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University campus, What's On in Preston
Luke Wright
Luke Wright

A smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe 2023 show is coming to Preston.

Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee is on at The Ferret next month.

The show is said to be poet Wright’s most confessional yet, and “an excavation of lives lived and not lived”.

The gig has been organised by Garry Cook, whose Enjoy The Show events organisation has brought a string of the UK’s best performance poets to the city.

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Organiser Garry Cook said: “This year, thwarted in his attempts to hold a street party by the philistines on the council and unable to shift the over-ordered commemorative plates, Wright does what a poet does best, and takes a deep dive into himself.

“Wright was adopted as a baby and grew up believing that his adoption ‘wasn’t a big thing’. But one night he idly stumbled across his birth mother on Facebook. This window to a world that might have been his has thrown up deep questions about privilege, familial love, and destiny.

“His show is an excavation of lives lived and not lived. Wright navigates his audience through a warm and honest hour of poems and stand-up with the directness and pathos that has made him one of the most popular live poets in England.

“With some wild experiments in form, a nervous kitten called Sir John Betjeman and a healthy smattering of drum n bass, Wright manages to navigate some heart-wrenching material and keep the laughs coming.”

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Over 25 years, Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. He has won an unprecedented four Saboteur Awards, a Stage Award, and a Fringe First. He’s sold out shows across the world and regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines.

Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee is on at The Ferret on Wednesday 8 November from 8pm. Tickets are available from Skiddle.

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