— From April 2016 New Plays
This play follows Bobby the Artist's rise to stardom and horrific drug psychosis, Johnnie's attempts to stop thieving and start pleasing Ellen in bed, and Alan Blunt, a forty-year-old truck driver who spends a worrying amount of time patrolling the grounds of the local primary school. A ferocious slab of concrete prose, peppered with beauty and delivered with glorious abandon.
About the Author
Luke Barnes is a Northern-born award-winning writer. He studied at the National Youth Theatre and the Oxford School of Drama and was the Leverhulme Playwright on attachment to Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres. His critically acclaimed play BOTTLENECK had a successful run at Soho and his first play CHAPEL STREET ran at the Old Red Lion in Liverpool and in Edinburgh where it won the Old Vic New Voices award. In 2012 he was shortlisted for an OffWestEnd Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. He has worked with National Youth Theatre, Hightide Festival and the Nuffield among others.