Cynical Ballards comes to Spalding

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4TALENT award winner Luke Wright might just be the hardest working man in poetry and will be performing at the South Holland Centre on Thursday, October 13.

Since 2006 he’s launched his own curve-ball bid to become Poet Laureate, programmed and hosted Latitude’s poetry arena, the largest poetry event in Europe, and has become one of the poets-in-residence on BBC Radio 4′s Saturday Live.

Starring obese teenagers, jaded chip shop proprietors and posh twits with the luck of the devil, Luke Wright’s current tour Cynical Ballads leads us through the run down shopping precincts and airless television studios of modern Britain. Against a backdrop of projected illustrations from the macabre mind of Sam Ratcliffe Wright, Luke makes mincemeat of his anti-heroes with rollicking, darkly comic verse. Expect screaming tabloids, suicide and lashings of Bollinger in a show that will shock and delight.

Cynical Ballads played to sell-out audiences at The Edinburgh Fringe, got five star reviews and now comes to Spalding as part of a national tour. 

Tickets for Luke Wright’s Cynical Ballads, Seven Caustic Tales from Broken Britain at 7.30pm are available from the box office on 01775 764777 or For ages 15+.