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Dr John Cooper Clarke - 50 Years in Showbiz with Special Guests

Friday 8 November 2024

Dr John Cooper Clarke - 50 Years in Showbiz with Special Guests


Back by ever popular demand


John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. His unique poetry and delivery style was recorded and put to music by legendary producer Martin Hannett and a band of Mancunian stars, including Buzzcocks Peter Shelley and The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly, masquerading as The Invisible Girls.

JCC’s early live shows were renowned occasions. He headlined gigs with support from many soon to be superstars, including Joy Division, New Order and Duran Duran. He himself featured as special guest on many shows by the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and The Clash, as well as carving his own unique niche as a stand up poet.

His first poetry collection 'Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt' came out in the early 80s, featuring the lyrics to classic tracks from his albums and more original material. It is one of the biggest selling poetry books ever in the UK, Canada and Australasia.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. These days he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been running in theatres and festivals worldwide for over 15 years.

JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence is just as visible in today's pop culture. His trademark ‘look’ continues to resonate with fashionistas young and old, his poetry is included on national curriculum syllabus, and his effect on modern music has been huge.

His latest international tour is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of his game.

“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

“Riveting” -The Observer

8pm (doors 7.15)

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Fri 8 Nov

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