Bottleneck - Edinburgh Festival
Pleasance Courtyard: Attic
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - Sunday, August 26, 2012
A World Premiere. Written by Luke Barnes
A HighTide Festival Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh Production
Liverpool, 1989. Greg is thirteen. He has just started secondary school. He earns pocket money sweeping up hair in a barbers. Girls are aliens. Liverpool FC are everything.
Written by Luke Barnes
Directed by Steven Atkinson
Movement Directed by Georgina Lamb
Lighting by Natasha Chivers
Sound and Music by Tom Mills
Assistant Directed by Richard Fitch
Performed by James Cooney
James Cooney is a recent graduate of LIPA. His theatre credits include Island at the National Theatre.
Seldom does theatre possess the raw emotional power to reduce an entire room of strangers to stunned silence but HighTide Festival Theatre's magnificent staging achieves that feat with aplomb and sensitivity. Metro, FOUR STARS.
Luke Barnes, 24, captures the voice of Britain’s youth with wit and compassion. He emerges from this year’s Fringe as a red-hot writing talent to watch. The Independent, FOUR STARS.
Bottleneck is an outstanding play by young writer Luke Barnes. The Telegraph, FOUR STARS.
Tickets can be booked through the Pleasance Theatre website here.
N.B There will be no performance August 13.