The Ballad Seller

Luke Wright - 6:30pm Booking Info

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before paper, 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...

Award-winning poet Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: join him and 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 is a spit and sawdust wordsmith. His poems are inventive and engaging, documenting 21st century British life with wit, humanity, and panache. He performs his work with snarl and spit and he’s toured his wares around the world for 20 years. Luke now tours to Dorset with Artsreach as part of the Inn Crowd.

This performance takes place outdoors, with a reduced and socially distanced audience. Please only book tickets for your household / support bubble (maximum 6) to help us arrange seating. Contact The Gaggle of Geese pub to book a table for a pre-show roast.

Suitable 14+ (some swearing)

His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring

The Guardian

INN CROWD works with some of the UK’s top spoken word and live literature artists and performers to provide rural pubs with professional, high-quality and exciting live entertainment.

This helps publicans to attract new customers, widen the experience for their regulars, and reinforces the pub as a central, vibrant part of community life.

Dates & Times

Sun 30th May 2021 6:30pm The Gaggle of Geese Buckland Newton Buckland NewtonOutdoor EventBook