Frankie Vah

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 207239

Age recommendation: 14+ - please note contains strong language.
Running time: 60 mins

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.

Wright is a clever playwright and a charismatic performer … Frankie Vah is all the richer for its political and poetical layers … Wright succeeds in finding new and beautiful ways of expressing the everyday
— The Guardian
Brilliant script … sheer linguistic virtuosity and sweaty magnetism.” ★★★★
— Time Out

2018 Reviews

“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

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