Luke Wright's Silver Jubilee

Theatre (poetry, stand-up)

  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 14:55
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Luke Wright
  • Warnings and additional info: This show will contain strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Crack out the bunting! Someone you've barely heard of has been doing something you're scarcely aware of for a reasonably long time. Award-winning poet Luke Wright tries to celebrate his 25 years of service on the literary frontline but ends up taking a deep dive into himself and the England that raised him. New poems on class, excessive consumption, love and adoption. 'Visceral, poignant and riotously funny' ***** (Scotsman). 'One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation' (Independent). 'Cool poems' (Patti Smith). ***** (Stage, List, Time Out). **** (Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror, Mail).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Access to space via locked lift, please notify the venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at the box office upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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John Dewhurst 36 days ago

Brilliant show by Luke. Both personal and political in equal measure. 1st half of show was a reflection of his life as a performance poet and the second was an examination into the effect that being adopted has had on him.

Terry Bavaro 38 days ago

Without a doubt, the best of the fest. I saw him earlier this week and I fully expect to see him on Netflix soon. A brilliant poet, sharp funny, with great perspective. 11 stars

David Gardiner 41 days ago

An excellent show. Luke is a very engaging entertainer, and his poems are both funny and moving. Definitely recommended

Julie Phillips 42 days ago

Saw him a few years ago and we were not disappointed to return this year. An entertaining show with him reciting his poetry. Checked every word of his single vowel poem (A) so clever! Tried writing a single vowel (O) poem between us afterwards ….
Didn’t get very far!

gabbi paisley 42 days ago

He seems like a good bloke, loved his poems and outlook on life. Our final show of the fringe did not disappoint. Go and see it.

Joanna O'Brien 44 days ago

Fast paced, funny, poignant and thought provoking. Well deserved 5 star reviews.

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Darkchat (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

Luke Wright is a gifted performer, a talented poet and a definite favourite of ours. Treat yourself to an hour in his company.

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Kris Hallett - Life as Theatre (5/5 stars) 36 days ago

If you haven’t heard of him, I’d recommend you search out Luke Wright, to my mind Britain’s finest performance poet.

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The Student (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

If there is anything you see at this year’s Fringe, please let it be this.

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The Stage (5/5 stars) 42 days ago

The Telegraph (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

This is the best thing that Hackney-born, Essex-raised poet Luke Wright has done at Edinburgh over the years

Read the full review (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Wright is, ultimately, a creator entrenched in the sound and feel of words, a love he leans into with a mix of boisterous energy, and gentle pathos.

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