The Remains of Logan Dankworth by Luke Wright
A fast-paced and thrilling verse play about marriage and political upheaval, told in blistering verse by one of the UK’s most celebrated poets.
13th November 8pm
Norwich Arts Centre
51 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG
Pay What You Can Afford £4 concs, £6-£12
01603 660352 www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
Poet’s new verse play previews at Norwich Arts Centre prior to 2020 UK tour
I believed that Fukayama line: the end of history. But history didn’t end, did it?
Norfolk audiences are being given the opportunity to see globetrotting poet Luke Wright’s new show before the rest of the world.
Luke is taking The Remains of Logan Dankworth on tour in 2020 but Norwich and Norfolk audiences are getting the chance to see the full show before anyone else when Luke performs a special preview at Norwich Arts Centre on 13 November.
The Remains of Logan Dankworth is the third and final instalment of Luke Wright’s trilogy of political verse plays. It looks at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit.
The earlier plays, What I Learned From Johnny Bevan and Frankie Vah won awards, 5 star reviews and praise from audiences and critics alike for their wit, mature and compelling writing, astute political insight and Luke’s assured and passionate delivery. The Remains of Logan Dankworth looks set to at least equal them.
Luke has regularly performs all over the UK and has recently also taken his verse to New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Australia.
The play will go on tour around the country next year with a central London run but Norfolk audiences can see the full production first when Luke performs a special preview at Norwich Arts Centre on Wednesday 13 November at 8pm.
Logan Dankworth, newspaper columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. Now, as the EU Referendum looms he is determined to be right there in the fray of the biggest political battle for years. Meanwhile, Logan’s wife Megan wants to leave London to find a place to better raise their daughter. As tensions rise at home and across the nation, something is set to be lost forever.
‘His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour (and) peppered with brilliantly smart observations.’ Guardian
Luke Wright is one of Britain’s top stand-up poets. Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Wright’s inventive shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year. He is the author of two full collections, three pamphlets of poetry and two previous verse plays. He is the winner of a Fringe First, a Stage Award, and two Saboteur Awards.
For 11 years he co-programmed the Poetry Arena at Latitude, Europe’s largest poetry gig. He now curates poetry for Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Remains of Logan Dankworth is directed by Alex Thorpe who worked on Luke’s Frankie Vah and has three Royal Shakespeare Company productions under his belt. Music for the show was written and performed by East Anglian musician and writer Polly Wright.
‘Visceral, virile verse…burns with contemporary political relevance’ The Stage (on ‘Johnny Bevan’)
Luke said ‘This is certainly the most complex and mature thing I’ve written so far. As with my previous plays there is a personal story occurring against the backdrop of political upheaval. Previously I’ve dealt with Thatcherism and the legacy of New Labour, this is bang up to date and features a man approaching middle age excited by the febrile nature of British politics while trying to hold things together at home.’
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Story: Simon Franklin [email protected]