ABOUT THE SHOW
Poet, Movie Star, Rock Star, TV & Radio Presenter, Comedian, Social & Cultural Commentator.
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 global number 1 albums in the last 2 years - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album
His latest show, touring across the UK and Europe this year, 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 this game.
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"I say to people, have you heard of John Cooper Clarke and if they say, yes, yeah he's an absolute genius and you just go, 'oh - ok, you've saved me a lot of time"
— Steve Coogan
"John Cooper Clarke uses words like Chuck Berry uses guitar riffs melody and anger, humour and disdain in equal measure. He's the real deal, really funny and really caustic, the velvet voice of discontent."
— Kate Moss
"I am J.C.C.'s gentleman travellin' companion. In the motor, he is a ranting orator. At the table, he is a discerning and reflective gourmet. In the hotel room, he is an hilarious and speculative philosopher. In front of the mirror, he is pure dandy. On stage, he's dynamite."
— Johnny Green
"These are confessional stories about love, heartbreak and addiction. Getting them off my chest helps me to stay sane. Some of my poetry is hard hitting and dark but there is hope and beauty in there too. On a personal level I suppose it's partly about getting closure." Toria Garbutt
THU 4TH MAY
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