Performance Poet What I Learned from Johnny Bevan
Event Type: Performance
Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre & Writers’ Centre Norwich
‘Pulsating, neatly handled piece of poetic storytelling’
★★★★ Lyn Gardner, Guardian’
‘Blistering … a story of our times … a strikingly assured performance of a compelling piece of writing’ ★★★★ Scotsman
WINNER Fringe First Award for new writing and WINNER The Stage Award for acting excellence.
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.
At University the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for,