"I believed that Fukayama line: the end of history. But history didn’t end, did it?
On Saturday 8 February, Jersey Arts Centre will host a one-night-only performance of The Remains of Logan Dankworth; the third and final instalment of Luke Wright’s trilogy of political verse looking at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit. The first two plays in the trilogy, What I Learned from Johnny Bevan and Frankie Vah, won praise from critics and audiences alike for their ‘mature, lyrical and politically relevant poetic writing’ (Exeunt), laced with wit, compassion and laser precision.
Logan Dankworth, newspaper columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. Now, as the EU Referendum looms, he is determined to be right there in the fray of the biggest political battle for years. Meanwhile, Logan’s wife Megan wants to leave London to find a place to better raise their daughter. As tensions mount at home and across the nation, something is set to be lost forever.
Luke said ‘The Remains of Logan Dankworth is certainly the most complex and mature thing I’ve written so far. As with my previous plays there is a personal story occurring against the backdrop of political upheaval. Previously I’ve dealt with Thatcherism and the legacy of New Labour, this is bang up to date and features a man approaching middle age excited by the febrile nature of British politics while trying to hold things together at home.’
Luke Wright is a poet and theatre maker who has been writing and performing his work for 20 years, touring all over the world. He is acknowledged as one of Britain’s top stand-up poets and one of the principal architects of the now thriving spoken word scene. Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke’s published work includes two full collections, three pamphlets and the two verse plays. He is the winner of a Fringe First, a Stage Award for acting excellence, and two Saboteur Awards. The Remains of Logan Dankworth will be published in book form by Penned in the Margins in early February.
‘Visceral, virile verse…burns with contemporary political relevance’ The Stage
‘His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour, peppered with brilliantly smart observations.’ The Guardian
Performance Date: Saturday 8 February, 8pm
Venue: Jersey Arts Centre
Tickets: £16 (£12 students)
Box Office: 700444
Suitable for 14 years +