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Luke is a Northern born award-winning writer. He studied at the National Youth Theatre and the Oxford School of Drama and was the Leverhulme Playwright on attachment to Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres. His critically acclaimed play Bottleneck had a successful run at Soho and his first play Chapel Street ran at the Old Red Lion in Liverpool and in Edinburgh where it won the Old Vic New Voices award. In 2012 he was shortlisted for an Off-West-End Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. He has worked with National Youth Theatre, Hightide Festival and the Nuffield among others.


Credits include Ten Storey Love Song at Hull Truck, Who's Afraid Of The Working Class at Liverpool Unity, The Saints at the Nuffield Theatre, Weekend Rockstars at Hull Truck and UK tour, Bottleneck at Soho Theatre and UK Tour with HighTide, Eisteddfod at HighTide Festival, Chapel Street at Bush Theatre, Edinburgh Underbelly and UK Tour, A Wondrous Place at Royal Exchange Manchester and UK Tour, Beats North at Roundabout Edinburgh with Northen Stage, with a UK Tour, and Weekday Nights at The Unicorn. On television, his credits include Minted with Rare Day for Channel 4.

Luke Barnes