Event

Luke Wright

The Ballad Seller

Tue 25 Jan

Location: Normanton Library at St Augustine’s Community Centre

Age guidance 18+ only

About the event

Expect scandal, excess and beautiful flawed humanity

Join spit and sawdust wordsmith Luke Wright, for a series of Georgian stories rewritten for the modern ear!

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

This show was commissioned by The Inn Crowd

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