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Saturday 6 April 2024 | 7:30pm  


Dr John Cooper Clarke - Celebrating 50 Years in Showbiz

Plus Mike Garry

John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke - Celebrating 50 Years in Showbiz

Plus Mike Garry


Cultural. Multifaceted. Still capturing the zeitgeist.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most important and entertaining spoken word artists at his bold and brilliant best. 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.

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Price: From £27.50

Stage Times:

7pm Doors to Sage One
7.30pm Mike Garry
8.15 – 8.45pm Interval (30 mins)
8.45 – 9.55pm John Cooper Clark
Timings are subject to change

Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

About the artist

John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke, the “Godfather of Punk Poetry,” is a British cult hero whose cultural influence spans music, fashion, and literature. Shooting to fame in the 1970s, his unique performance style and iconic poems like “Evidently Chickentown” and wedding favorite “I Wanna Be Yours” captivated audiences. He supported bands from Joy Division to the Sex Pistols before releasing his seminal album “Snap Crackle and Bop,” produced by Martin Hannett.

Clarke’s impact resonates today, with musicians from Arctic Monkeys to Plan B citing him as a major influence. His signature style remains relevant across generations. Beyond music, his poetry is studied in schools and his 2020 memoir “I Wanna Be Yours” became a hit.

Now, his live shows interweave classic verses, hilarious observations, and sharp wit. As relevant today as ever, John Cooper Clarke continues to inspire with his groundbreaking words and punk pioneer status cemented in history.


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