Frankie Vah

13 Sep - 6 Dec 2018

UK Tour

We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy 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 by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright.

“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.” Exeunt



13 September | Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

20 September | Pontadarwe Arts Centre, Swansea

21 September | Theatre Shop, Clevedon

22 September | Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

28 September | Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

3 October | Colchester Arts Centre

5 October | Bridport Arts Centre

7 October | Cheltenham Literature Festival

10 October | Wickham Theatre, Bristol

11 October | The Old Market, Brighton

17 October | Key Theatre, Peterborough

30 October | The Peacock, Sunderland

3 November | Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil

8 November | Lighthouse, Poole

25 November | Derby Poetry Festival

29 November | Storyhouse, Chester

30 November | Perch, Bicester

5 December | Metrenome, Nottingham

6 December | Stamford Arts Centre


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