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. Bottleneck is a vibrant coming-of-age story about a notorious city; Liverpool. How the outside worlds views it. And how it views the outside world.
About the Author
Luke Barnes is an emerging British playwright, both a unique and exciting wordsmith. His first play Chapel Street was selected as one of the top five new plays off the West End in 2011 by The Stage and he was shortlisted for an OffWestEnd.com award for most promising playwright.
What People are Saying About This
"Very funny, finely written... Bottleneck entertains with an ease that seems a distant memory by the time the arresting finale comes fully developed... Bottleneck is a pleasure to recommend." No Borders
"Outstanding... well-written... an extremely compelling hour." Telegraph
"An explosive tale of the tricky journey to manhood... [Luke Barnes] emerges from this year's Fringe as a red-hot writing talent to watch." Independent
"Devastating and complex. The writing is nuanced and intelligent... urgent, fresh, full of rage... razor-sharp writing... [a] furious snarl of a plya." Exeunt