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Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan
Thu 2 June 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
Luke Wright and Paul Jellis present
What I Learned From Johnny Bevan
Written & performed by Luke Wright
For one night only - this multi-award winning show comes to Worthing, West Sussex. Strictly limited seating.
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.
"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 )
Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Writers’ Centre Norwich