Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads
This listing is from a previous year. Search for current listings.
‘The best young performance poet around’ (Observer) presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain. Let him lead you through Blighty’s run-down shopping precincts, provincial high streets and airless television studios to introduce a cast of tone-deaf pop wannabes, terrorized single mums and baby-boomers with afflu-AIDS. Between each poem Luke offers a pithy crash course in the history of balladry, from broadsides to Christina Aguilera. Stunning Steadman-esque illustrations accompany each poem courtesy of Sam Ratcliffe. ‘Visceral, poignant and riotously funny’ (The Scotsman). ★★★★★ (Herald, Time Out).
Text supplied by third party.
Reviews & features
Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads8 Aug 2011
Wonderful slices of fractured Britain
As part of ‘poetry boyband’ Aisle 16, Luke Wright helped to bring spoken verse to a new generation. In his previous solo shows, he has had a dig at Andrew Motion for having the temerity to be Poet Laureate when clearly Luke was the right man for the job…
Comedy picks for the Edinburgh Fringe 201120 Jul 2011
David O’Doherty Two shows this year from the beloved man of lo-fi musical comedy with the high-laugh quotient. His usual brilliant sit-down/stand-up fare, David O’Doherty is Looking Up, is augmented by his debut on the one-man comic play scene. Rory…
Tell us more about this listing.