by Luke Wright
Weds 17 Oct: 7.45pm
@ The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Tickets: £11 / £7 student concession
Or call The Key Theatre box -office on 01733 298239
We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and dirty indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
In Frankie Vah, Luke Wright’s raw and visceral style is perfectly matched to the frustrations and constrictions of Thatcherism and is underscored by 80’s indie music and archive film footage, will capture the rejection of the status quo which led to New Labour, and it's impact is still resonating today.
Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Written and performed in deft verse by this Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner,
An electric extract from the show - Warning, contains strong language, youthful passion and unbridled idealism.
“It’s absolutely mesmerizing: the lyrical, musical push and pull, the perfect detonation of sharp consonants and stretchy vowels.” Exeunt
“Engaging and sensitive.” ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
“It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s insightful, poignant, beautiful and tragic. I loved it.” EDP
DON'T FORGET There are FOUR other shows in Season 5 - October 2018 - WHAT ELSE WILL YOU TRY?