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The Workshop at The Walks – The Ballad Seller

August 6, 2021
Inn Crowd

WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word
Performer 2021

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.

“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.” 

“Wright’s full-throated reverie is spellbinding.”
The Mirror

INN CROWD is a collaboration between Applause Rural
Touring, Creative Arts East, and National Centre for Writing, working with Pub
is the Hub and national rural touring partners.

This programme is presented with support from Creative Arts East.

Please bring your own chairs!

Age Suitability – TBC

Tickets – Free!