Hounds bring the Splendid Luke Wright to Harrogate

Release the Hounds is teaming up with Harrogate Theatre this December and will be presenting the very lovely Luke Wright and his award winning show ‘What I learned from Johnny Bevan’ in the HG theatre studio.

Wordsmith Luke Wright took Edinburgh Fringe by storm with this performance.

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.

Directed by Joe Murphy

Scored by Ian Catskilkin (Art Brut)

‘Pulsating 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.

Tickets – £12

Tickets are on sale now via the Harrogate Theatre website or at Harrogate Theatre box office.

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