About Dr John Cooper Clarke – I wanna Be Yours
John’s new show is a breathtaking showcase of poetry and spoken work featuring pieces from his new collection, as well as his usual musings, chat, riffs and gags.
Why go and see it?
This is John at his brilliant and hilarious best – a chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.
The people’s poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke, has a career that 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 worldwide for over 12 years.
John’s latest poetry collection – The Luckiest Guy Alive – was released worldwide in November 2018 via Picador/Macmillan. Featuring over 30 poems, it includes many of his adoring public’s favourites such as I’ve Fallen In Love With My Wife, Beasley Boulevard, and Get Back on Drugs you Fat F*ck.
Today, John is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible in today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old and his poetry included on the 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, amongst many others.
John has been involved in two recent global number one albums. The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John’s best-loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed and best selling album worldwide A:M in 2013-14.
About New Theatre Oxford
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.
The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.