Performance poet Luke Wright to premiere his new show in Norwich

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

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

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

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.


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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.'

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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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