Written & performed by Luke Wright
WINNER: Fringe First Award for new writing
WINNER: The Stage Award for acting excellence
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, David Cameron and the abandonment of those left behind.
Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Writers’ Centre Norwich
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
Please note that latecomers will not be admitted and there is no readmittance during the performance
Q&A with Luke Wright and actor Stephen McGann
The Arts and the Working Class:
Wed 2 Mar, 8.30pm
Q&A with Luke Wright and Loretta Lee, Professor at Leicester University
Wed 9 Mar, 8.30pm
Part of Red Button Theatre Events in association with Bertha Dochouse
‘This is such a rich piece of writing… resonant and timely.’
‘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.’
- Joe Murphy
- Lighting Design
- Tom Clutterbuck
- Ian Catskilken