Written and performed by Luke Wright.
It is 1987. Simon Mortimer, the vicar’s son from Essex, has lost his religion. Replaced by radical politics, ranting poetry, and his beloved girlfriend Eve, Simon performs his poetry as Frankie Vah. They live in love and penury, but when Frankie goes on tour with indie darlings The Midnight Shift, his new world is put to the test.
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 jangling guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Directed by Joe Murphy
Associate Director Alex Thorpe
Scored by Ian Catskilkin (Art Brut)
Lighting by Tom Clutterbuck
A post show talk will follow the Saturday performance.
A co-commission by Paul Jellis, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Soho Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England.
‘Pulsating, poetic storytelling’ The Guardian
‘Wright’s full-throated reverie is spellbinding’ The Daily Record
‘Proper power over the English language, a storyteller worth listening to.’ The Daily TelegraphBook Now