Hull’s Middle Child theatre company has announced its next production: One Life Stand, written by Eve Nicol with music by James Frewer and Glaswegian band, Honeyblood.
When we can have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, why settle for a normal relationship? With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term lover really her lifelong dream?
One Life Stand is a late-night search for intimacy across a city obsessed with sex and screens, that exposes the loneliness sometimes found in modern relationships and the pressures to commit to monogamy.
One Life Stand is the latest gig theatre production from the company behind the award-winning All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Ten Storey Love Song and Weekend Rockstars.
The show tours pubs and clubs across Hull between Friday 6 July and Thursday 12 July, before heading to Latitude Festival on the weekend of 13-15 July.
It will then travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Paines Plough Roundabout, the same venue where the company enjoyed a sell out and critical success with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, before a national tour in the autumn.
Eve Nicol is a playwright and director from Glasgow who has worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Tron Theatre, Glasgow. She is the artistic director of Heroes Theatre, with whom she’s created theatre for fields, festivals, pools, pubs and stages across Scotland. One Life Stand is her professional debut as a writer.
James Frewer has worked with Middle Child on seven previous productions, including Weekend Rockstars, I Hate Alone and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, which sold out the Paines Plough Roundabout at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won three awards.
Honeyblood are Glaswegian duo Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers, whose 2016 album, Babes Never Die, was described by Clash Magazine as “one of the year’s best guitar albums, a record of spite, venom, humour, and melancholy.”
Tickets for the Hull dates are available now at HullBoxOffice.com, for £7.50. £5 paper tickets are also available at The William Gemmell Club, Kardomah 94 and Thieving Harry’s.
The performance at the New Trinity Club on Tuesday 10 July is a Pay What You Want performance.
The performance at Polar Bear on Monday 9 July is a BSL-interpreted performance.
Fri 6 July – The William Gemmell Club, Hull
Sat 7 July – Kardomah 94, Hull
Mon 9 July – Polar Bear, Hull (BSL-interpreted)
Tue 10 July – New Trinity Club, Hull (Pay What You Want)
Wed 11 July – The Adelphi Club, Hull
Thu 12 July – Thieving Harry’s, Hull
Fri 13-Sun 15 July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Wed 1-Sun 26 Aug – Paines Plough Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh
Full details available at www.middlechildtheatre.co.uk