Release the Hounds presents award-winner at Harrogate Theatre

Successful poet, performer and writer Luke Wright.
Successful poet, performer and writer Luke Wright.
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A Knaresborough arts promoter who brought cutting edge spoken word performances to the town successfully for three years is now doing the same at Harrogate Theatre.

The dynamic Steph Jones’ latest Release the Hounds presentation at the theatre will be What I Learned From Jonny Bevan on Saturday, December 10.

Steph Jones of Release the Hounds company.

Steph Jones of Release the Hounds company.

The multi-award winning show is the work of razor sharp poet Luke Wright who is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4, recently appeared on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

It’s not the first time Luke, who curates the spoken word line-ups at Latitude, Festival No 6 and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, has appeared in this district.

Steph Jones welcomed him to Knaresborough as part of her impressive mini-festival Release the Hounds which showed what could be done.

What I Learned From Jonny Bevan is his first theatre show and this biting political fable has been a huge hit where ever it has been performed, from the Edinburgh Fringe to a hit London run.

Directed by another award-winner, Joe Murphy, the show sees Luke Wright play two central characters, a couple of jaded idealists - Nick, a tired music journalist, and his once whip-smart friend Jonny Bevan.

His performance has already been hailed as “stirring”, “a tour de force” and “a one-man This is England” by national critics.