Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
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Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Wednesday 30 November, 7.30pm 100 mins incl. interval, followed by book signing
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£10 (£8 concessions,
£6 restricted view)

Suitable for 16+, contains strong language

Directed by Joe Murphy
Scored by Ian Catskilkin (Art Brut)

WINNER Fringe First Award for new writing
WINNER The Stage Award for acting excellence
WINNER Best Show Laugharne Weekend 2016
NOMINATED Off West End TBC Award


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.

Following the interval Luke will present a brand new set from his forthcoming collection The Toll.

Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Writers’ Centre Norwich.