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Dr John Cooper Clarke - I Wanna Be Yours

Dr John Cooper Clarke - I Wanna Be Yours

Poet, TV & Radio Presenter, Cultural Commentator

with support act Luke Wright

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. His unique poetry was put to music by producer Martin Hannett and a band of Mancunians The Invisible Girls.Seminal tracks such as Beasley St and Evidently Chickentown featured on the album Snap Crackle and Bop, one of 4 hit 70/80s album releases. JCC became one of the most prolific artists of the Punk years.

His 1980s poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt featuring the lyrics to classic tracks from his albums and more, is one of the UKs biggest selling poetry collections of all time. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

Today he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been touring worldwide for over 15 years.

John's 2018 poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive. Features 30 new poems, including the favourites; I've Fallen In Love With My Wife and Get Back on Drugs you Fat F*ck.

Dr John Cooper Clarke's 2019 autobiography, named after his most famous poem I Wanna Be Yours, (Macmillan), is a groundbreaking piece of literature. JCC goes into fascinating detail about his early life in Manchester leading up to punk superstardom, drug addiction and then the massive comeback as major poet he enjoys today.



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After a quarter of a century on stages across the world Luke Wright is a poet and raconteur at the top of his game.

Both brazen and elegiac, Wright’s poems pull on the tidy hem of responsible existence to unravel the frustrations of the family, politics and masculinity in 21st century Britain.

He marries his inventive writing with breath-taking performance skills to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey. He’s the regular tour support for John Cooper Clarke and often MCs shows for The Libertines. He’s a regular on Radio 4 and has won a Fringe First for writing , a Stage Award for performance, and four Saboteur Awards.

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” Guardian
“extraordinary and eloquent.” Scotsman
“Hitting his stride as a cultural figurehead.” Telegraph
“Cool Poems.” Patti Smith
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty… Sensational.” The Stage
“Please don’t hurt me.” John Cooper Clarke

Book Tickets

Suitable for age 14+

Band A £28.50

Band B £25.00

Event running time (approx): 45 minutes (Luke Wright) - interval - 65 minutes (Dr John Cooper Clarke )

  • One of Britain’s outstanding poets
    Sir Paul McCartney
  • Fantastically entertaining. As a writer of comic prose Clarke is the match of anyone alive, and his turns of phrase are as sharp as his suits
    The Times
  • An immensely entertaining memoir that fizzes with wit...It’s impossible not to hear him read every word aloud in your head with that unforgettable Manc drawl
    NME

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