Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, North West, United Kingdom

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 20:00

WINNER Fringe First Award for new writing
WINNER The Stage Award for acting excellence
WINNER Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Awards 2016
WINNER Best Show Laugharne Weekend 2016
WINNER Dark Chat Awards for Best Entertainment 2015

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? Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind.

★★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★★ Skinny
★★★★ The Guardian


"Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling" - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

United Kingdom
North West
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW