Written and performed by Luke Wright
WINNER Fringe First Award for new writing
WINNER The Stage Award for acting excellence
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival 2016 welcomes the critically acclaimed Luke Wright—and a story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the ‘hollow reality of the New Labour dream’.
At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself? Set to perform in the Shelley Theatre on Thursday 13 October at 20:00 hrs Luke Wright is set to deliver the multi award-winning hurricane of performance he has become known for. With humour and humanity he will take British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour, David Cameron and the abandonment of those left behind. Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Writers’ Centre Norwich.
Critical acclaim for What I Learned From Johnny Bevan:
“Pulsating, neatly handled piece of poetic storytelling” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“Blistering … a story of our times … a strikingly assured performance of a compelling piece of writing.” ★★★★ Scotsman
“This is such a rich piece of writing… resonant and timely.” ★★★★★ Exeunt
Post Show Talk from 9pm
Thu 13 Oct 16, 20:00 Post Show Talk: 21:00
£12.00 adults, £10.00 concessions
Shelley Theatre, 16 Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX
Age Guidance: 15+, some strong language