Luke is Northern born and studied at the National Youth Theatre and the Oxford School Of Drama. He is the Leverhulme Playwright on attachment to Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres.  His plays have toured nationally and internationally to venues including: Northern Stage, Manchester Royal Exchange, Traverse, Plymouth Drum, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, Polokruzna Drovava Theatr – Zagreb, Leicester Curve and HighTide Festival Theatre.
‘Luke Barnes, 24, captures the voice of Britain’s youth with wit and compassion. He emerges from this year’s Fringe as a red-hot writing talent to watch. The Independent, FOUR STARS. Bottleneck (Soho Theatre/ Hightide Festival Theatre / UK tour).