You know sometimes when you're drinking, you feel a bit ill and you dread every swig, but you do it anyway because you want to get drunk? He's been let down, belittled and ignored but tonight none of that matters - it's Friday and Joe is getting smashed. Kirsty has bought some vodka on the way home from school and is hastily shaving her legs with her friend's dad's razor. As bottles are drained and the sun sets the two hit the town, neither aware that soon their lives will irreconcilably collide. Chapel Street is a rowdy, relentless two-hander about modern life and love on the dole. It is an acerbic yet compassionate portrait of good times gone bad for a betrayed generation.
Luke Barnes in a northern England-born emerging 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 for most promising playwright.