Luke Wright’s The Ballad Seller at The Edge

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Luke Wright’s The Ballad Seller at The Edge
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Luke Wright’s The Ballad Seller at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton, 14–15 October 2021, from £12.00 - Book now

Join the poet and theatre-maker Luke Wright for an inventive and energetic night of spoken word. For this event at The Edge, Wright will present five long-form ballads from Georgian England.

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.

 

Luke Wright’s The Ballad Seller at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton

14–15 October 2021
From £12.00

Dates and Times

  • 14 October 2021 7:30 pm
  • 15 October 2021 7:30 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit

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