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Luke Wright: JOY

Thu 15 May 2025

Following the smash hit success of his Silver Jubilee show (“the best thing he’s done and that’s saying something.” ★★★★★ Telegraph) Luke Wright returns with a new set poems that get to grips with the idea of JOY. Is it possible, as a 42 year old to feel pure unbridled happiness, and what does it look like?

The French novelist Henry de Montherlant said that “happiness writes white” but Wright’s not exactly starting with a blank page. With a mix of the of the comic and the wistful, JOY takes in consumerism, boozing, cancer scares, abseiling vicars, and the joy of language itself. We might have to go down to come up, but we’ll get there in the end. Come let a little joy into your life with a raconteur and wordsmith at the top of his game.

Supported by Colchester Arts Centre

Find out more about Luke here: Luke Wright

Breathtaking... with a sharpness and wisdom that lifts the soul, and soothes the battered heart

The Scotsman

A winning combination of honesty, humour, ire and wonder. He is at the peak of his powers

The Stage

Britain's finest performance poet

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