Middle Child Presents: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

2nd March 2017 // Live Music // local

See Welly like you’ve never seen it before

Legacy, dreams, distraction and a thumping good night out are just some of the themes in Middle Child theatre company’s big 2017 event taking place at Welly in June.


All We Ever Wanted Was Everything sees the company take over the venue for two weeks to tell an epic gig with a story, supported by 11 of Humber Street Sesh’s favourite live acts.

Director, Paul Smith, told the Fish Eye: “This event is a three-act anthem set across three decades, from 1997’s Cool Britannia to 2007’s Broken Britain and today’s Brexit Britain.

“In the story we follow Chris and Leah, two Hull kids 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?
“This is a story about the world we inherited and the one we’re leaving behind; this is about legacy, shame and distraction.
“This is the story of a million beating hearts. And an asteroid with other plans.”

The play is written by Luke Barnes, who worked with Middle Child on the award-winning Weekend Rockstars and Ten Storey Love Song.

The six-strong cast, plus music director James Frewer (Weekend Rockstars), will perform with instruments on stage including drums, guitar, bass, keys and Ableton.

Local bands, including The Hubbards, La Bete Blooms and Endoflevelbaddie, will also play live between each of the three acts, with DJs carrying on the party as soon as the story finishes.

  • The supporting band line-up includes:
  • Bud Sugar (Tue 6 Jun)
  • Holy Orders (Wed 7 Jun)
  • La Bete Blooms (Thu 8 Jun)
  • Young Jack (Fri 9 Jun)
  • Emily Moulton (Sat 10 Jun - 3pm)
  • Chiedu Oraka (Sat 10 Jun)
  • The Hubbards (Tue 13 Jun)
  • Chambers (Wed 14 Jun)
  • Black Delta Movement (Thu 15 Jun)
  • James Orvis (Fri 16 Jun)
  • Endoflevelbaddie (Sat 17 Jun)

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything opens at The Welly Club on Tuesday 6 June and runs until Saturday 17 June.

The production is supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and Arts Council England.

Tickets are on sale now including an exclusive, limited-time only offer to buy an early bird ticket together with a Humber Street Sesh wristband for £5 each until 14th March!

For more information about the story and the supporting acts visit www.allweeverwanted.co.uk