Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen (Edinburgh Festival 2022 & Bush Theatre 2023) - Credits

Edinburgh Festival 2022 production at Summerhall.  A stripped back one-man play, presented in the form of a stand-up gig.  Billed as as "A permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up finally meets Mr Right and then does everything wrong. But is Mr Right quite what he seems? And how far will the comedian go to get a laugh?  

Written by award winning British/Brazilian/Australian playwright Marcelo Dos Santos who wrote the part specifically for Samuel.  Produced by Olivier Award winning producers of 'Fleabag' and 'Baby Reindeer' Francesca Moody Productions and directed by Matthew Xia. 

The play was critically acclaimed at the Festival and received a number of 5 star reviews and notable awards including a coveted 'Edinburgh Award' from The Stage and a prestigious 'Fringe First' Award from The Scotsman. Amongst his many 5 star reviews his performance was described as “mesmerising, flawless” (StageWire), “supremely talented” (The Skinny) and “the next Fleabag” (The Telegraph). 

It went on to a sell-out run at London's Bush Theatre in 2023 and Samuel Barnett won the Solo Performance in a Play Award at the 2024 Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards). 

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