Sunday 21st May – 7.30pm
Spit & Polish are proud to present spoken word superstar Luke Wright’s new show The Toll. If you haven’t seen Luke perform you should, if you have, you’ll surely want to see him again. Joining him is the equally talented Maria Ferguson, whose show Fat Girls Don’t Dance has been playing to sold out crowds up and down the country. Don’t miss this one, you’ll regret it!
After the Fringe First winning success of What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright is back with a stunning new spoken word show – The Toll.
Fresh from supporting John Cooper Clarke on tour, Wright is here to subject the English language to a series of degrading yet delightful tricks, all for your amusement.
The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.
Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.
“Timely, touching and consistently funny.” Scotsman
“A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui” Metro
MARIA FERGUSON is a writer and performer from Romford, Essex. She has been a resident artist for Roundhouse and Battersea Arts Centre, performing extensively across the UK and at festivals such as Latitude and Bestival. She has been commissioned by Apples and Snakes, Royal Academy of Art and BBC Radio One. Her debut one woman show, ‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance,’ played to sold out audiences in London, Leicester, Bristol and The Edinburgh Fringe, where it was met with critical acclaim. The script has been published by Oberon Books, along with ‘Mirrors’, a sequence of poetry exploring the theme of body image.
‘Extremely thoughtful, yet deeply witty’ The Independent
‘One of the most relatable voices on the spoken word scene’ Scroobius Pip