Saturday 22nd September: Luke Wright presents Frankie Vah

Saturday 22nd September
Frankie Vah by Luke Wright
Barbican Theatre
£13.50 (£11.50)

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?

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, Luke Wright returns to Barbican Theatre following hugely successful performances of What I Learned from Johnny Bevan and The Toll.

“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

“It’s absolutely mesmerizing: the lyrical, musical push and pull, the perfect detonation of sharp consonants and stretchy vowels.”