Event sponsored by Butcher Andrews

Luke Wright presents The Ballad Seller

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Wednesday 28th July | 8.00pm
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Tickets: £15
Eventbrite booking fee: £1.47
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Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Inspired by the Hogarthian world of Gin Lane, lauded performance poet Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity. An authentic and passionate voice of our times. Not to be missed!


Running Time 75mins

His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. You leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.
The Guardian

Wright's full-throated reverie is spellbinding.
The Mirror