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Performance poet Luke Wright to premiere his new show in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:25 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 25 May 2017

NNF17: Frankie Vah - Luke Wright. Photo: Idil Sukan

NNF17: Frankie Vah - Luke Wright. Photo: Idil Sukan

Idil Sukan

Performance poet Luke Wright is back with a brand new show which he is premiering at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

NNF17: Frankie Vah Luke Wright. Photo: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017 NNF17: Frankie Vah Luke Wright. Photo: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017

He will take to the Norwich Playhouse stage tonight and tomorrow with his one-man show Frankie Vah which looks at love, loss and belief against a backdrop of indie venues and 1980s politics.

“It’s a story of a young man called Simon Mortimer who is looking for something to believe in,” said Mr Wright.

“It is a story about growing up, but not growing up as a child, but as an adult.”

In the show Simon finds radical politics, ranting poetry and a girlfriend called Eve, but when he goes on tour with indie band The Midnight Shift, performing his poetry as Frankie Vah, his new world is put to the test.

Frankie Vah is Mr Wright’s second verse play. His first, called What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, previously won a number of awards and was performed in the Houses of Parliament.

When asked how the two shows compared, Mr Wright, who lives in Bungay, said: “I see Frankie Vah as a sister piece in as much as it is about tying together the personal and the political.”

Frankie Vah is being performed at Norwich Playhouse on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. For more information, visit www.nnfestival.org.uk or call the box office on 01603 766400.

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