AEG PRESENTS: DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE POET; TV & RADIO PRESENTER; CULTURAL COMMENTATOR
With special guests Clare Ferguson Walker and Mike Garr Literary phenomenon John Cooper Clarke is a British cult hero. Known as the ‘Godfather of Punk Poetry” and the original people’s poet, John’s cultural influence spans literature, music and fashion. From creating some of the most iconic poetry of the modern era, including “I Wanna Be Yours” ( recently celebrating over a billion streams in its incarnation as a hit record by the Arctic Monkeys) to sharing his life story through his 120k selling memoir of the same name. John is referenced as a major influence not just by the Arctic Monkeys but also by artists across the globe including, The Sleaford Mods and Plan B, whilst his legendary number “Evidently Chickentown” plays out the penultimate episode of The Sopranos. Watching John Cooper Clarke perform is an opportunity to see a living legend at the top of his game.
His sense of humour resounds throughout his career, and his latest live show is a mix of classic verse, new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat.
In 2024 John will be celebrating his 75th birthday with a new live tour of the UK’s major cities including a show at the London Palladium as well as at the Lowry Theatre in his native Salford. It’s a chance to see one of the world’s most important and entertaining spoken word artists at his bold and brilliant best.
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
This event was previously due to have taken place at St David’s Hall. All customers should have been contacted by St David’s Hall and original bookings refunded, so will need to re-book with New Theatre Cardiff.
Website: johncooperclarke.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/johncooperclarke Twitter: @offical_jcc Instagram: @johncooperclarke