The Ballad Seller Performed By Luke Wright
Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed. Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of theses stories for the modern ear. Take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops, filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.