Release the Hounds presents award-winner at Harrogate Theatre

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.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 2:52 pm
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:27 pm
Successful poet, performer and writer Luke Wright.

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

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 of Release the Hounds company.

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.

Steph Jones of Release the Hounds company.