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?
Set across three decades, from 1997’s Cool Britannia to today’s Brexit Britain, this is multi-award winning gig theatre that mixes original live music from James Frewer with bold new writing by Luke Barnes.
It's a story about the world we inherited and the one we’re leaving behind. It’s the story of a million beating hearts. And an asteroid with other plans.
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything has been awarded 2017 Broadway Bobby Award; 2017 The Stage Excellence Award for Acting for Marc Graham; ‘The Best of the Best 2017’ by the 730 Review and was an Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell Out Show.
Middle Child are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. They tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing. Their events are live and loud, making sense of the modern world.
They are committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. They will set fire to your expectations of what a night at the theatre can be.
Luke Barnes is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre maker using live performance and film to tell stories and make a good night out that’s both useful for use as humans and as a community. Highlights include: No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution (Hampstead Theatre), All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Paines Plough Roundabout with Middle Child), Bottleneck (Soho Theatre with HighTide), Chapel Street (Bush Theatre),Weekend Rockstars and Ten Storey Love Song(Hull Truck with Middle Child), The Saints (Nuffield, Southampton), The Men In Blue, Fable & Me, In Prison (Young Vic) and A Wondrous Place (Royal Exchange).
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Luke Barnes
Music by James Frewer
Directed by Paul Smith
Designer Bethany Wells
Lighting Designer Jose Tevar
Sound Designer Ed Clarke
Cast – Alice Beaumont, Emma Bright, Bryony Davies, Marc Graham, Joshua Meredith, James Stanyer
31 October – 24 November 2018
at the Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ