Dr John Cooper Clarke - The Luckiest Guy Alive with special guest Mike Garry

Monday 30th September 2019 - 8:00pm

All Tickets: £29.50 All Tickets: £24.50


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.

John's new poetry book The Luckiest Guy Alive was released on November 1st 2018 in the UK and Worldwide on Picador/Macmillan.

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 recent global number 1 albums - 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, USA, Canada & Australasia, 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.

Special Guest Mike Garry

Described by iconic designer Peter Saville as 'a genius', Mike's work focuses on the city and it's people, championing the under dog and finding beauty amongst the ugliness and triumph amongst tragedy. Mike has performed his poetry since 1995 and has worked in the USA, Hong Kong, throughout Europe and has been on continuous tour with John Cooper Clarke Since 2011.



Premium: £29.50 (front 6 rows)

Standard: £24.50

Please note: This event is being held in the Ocean Room with unassigned seating. Seating within your chosen price tier is available first come, first served.

We operate Challenge 25 on bar purchases

Doors open 30 minutes before performances. Parking is free in Pavilion rear car park after 6pm.