Luke Wright – What I Learned From Johnny Bevan
- Directed by: Joe Murphy
- Written by: Luke Wright
- Website: lukewright.co.uk
A lyrical monologue about friendship and class from the acclaimed contemporary poet and radio regular.
He's back! Last time in Tattenhall, Luke Wright electrified, surprised and excited us with his brilliant, high impact poetry. This time he brings us a story of shattered friendship, class ceilings and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream - delivered with humour and humanity in a hurricane of a performance by this multi award winner.
At university, the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny saves Nick, firing him up about politics, music & literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate along with the social justice they'd hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself?
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