Kit and Kat are on a break, but Kit doesn’t know it yet. With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term lover really her lifelong dream?

ONE LIFE STAND is brand new gig theatre about the search for sex and intimacy in a world full of distractions.

Written by Eve Nicol with music by James Frewer and Honeyblood, this is the latest show from the award-winning company behind All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

Middle Child on ‘What is gig theatre?’

For us it’s not just about putting a guitar on stage but about the whole package.  We like our audiences to feel like they’ve gone to a gig instead of a piece of traditional theatre. Direct address features heavily and the cast acknowledge our audience in this space, in this time and often adlib – think panto!

Creative Team

Eve Nicol – Writer

Eve Nicol is a playwright and director from Glasgow who has worked on new writing projects for 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 marks her professional debut as a writer.

James Frewer – Composer and musical director

James graduated with a Masters degree in Music from the University of Hull in 2011. He works as a composer, musical director, sound designer and performer. He is an associate artist of Hull Truck and also Middle Child. He has previously worked with Middle Child on All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, I Hate Alone, Weekend Rockstars and numerous other projects.

Honeyblood – Composers

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.”

Paul Smith – Director

Paul is a founding member and the artistic director of Middle Child. His work focuses on audiences, specifically creating an environment which attracts the working classes and those who often feel alienated by the word ‘theatre’.


The Albany is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations.