Luke Wright gets personal about adoption and family in Silver Jubilee show
Luke Wright is celebrating 25 years on the stage by unveiling a new show in time for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee will preview at Latitude on 22 July, and Ventnor Fringe on 25 July, and is then on for two weeks at the Pleasance Dome in Edinburgh, from 2-15 August.
The performance poet was adopted as a baby and grew up believing that his adoption “wasn’t a big thing". But one night “he idly stumbled across his birth mother on Facebook. This window to a world that might have been his has thrown up deep questions about privilege, familial love, and destiny.”
Luke said the show was about “my family, my adoption, my biological family and where I’m at with everything. It’s a bit heart-wrenching but really warm, and there’s some great gags as well. It’s certainly my most cohesive poetry show, and right now I think it’s my best. Come and see if that’s just misplaced hubris.”