All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Luke Barnes (2017)
Meet Leah and Chris; raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as ‘special’ as their parents promised. But what happens when those dreams don’t become reality?
Follow Leah and Chris over these twenty years as they realise the future they were promised as children hasn’t turned out as they hoped, against the backdrop of an asteroid heading for earth.
'Middle Child claim on their website: “We will set fire to your expectations of what a night at the theatre can be.” Yeah, right. But they really do. This is theatre as Hadron Collider experiment: a slamming-together of a play and a gig.'
★★★★ The Telegraph
Ten Storey Love Song adapted by Luke Barnes from the Richard Milward novel (2016)
Ten Storey Love Song 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 love song to a loveless Teesside, Ten Storey Love Song is a ferocious slab of concrete prose, peppered with beauty and delivered with glorious abandon.
"Ten Storey Love Song may be the greatest Fringe show I’ve ever encountered....you can’t believe how bitingly good it is...a shot of pure theatrical adrenaline."
★★★★★ Broadway Baby