Frankie Vah by Luke Wright
Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close, BS8 1UP
We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright.
“Wright is a clever playwright and a charismatic performer … Frankie Vah is all the richer for its political and poetical layers … Wright succeeds in finding new and beautiful ways of expressing the everyday.” The Guardian
“Brilliant script … sheer linguistic virtuosity and sweaty magnetism.” ★★★★ Time Out