Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright presents ‘What I Learned From Johnny Bevan’

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

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Age Guidance: 15+, some strong language