Key-cutter Leon Blank has had strange visions since a crash in which he was driving killed two innocent people but now, a year later, the visions grow more frequent; potentially dangerous; especially the angry-looking clown who’s started following him around with a baseball-bat. Yes, he’s always had a vivid imagination, and constantly hears a voice inside his head, but doesn’t everyone? Isn’t that just thinking? Leon doesn’t remember the accident; not consciously – despite partial flashbacks (and an ugly head-scar). He should be realising he needs to move out of the city if he’s not to lose his mind - though it might already be too late – instead, he’s wondering if ‘seeing-things’ might just be sexual frustration; it’s been a while. If only he had a girlfriend to take his mind off things . . . Enter Poppy Winters. Taking a shine to the guy she sees diving off the tram (clown-avoidance) she follows him (in a romantic not creepy way) and they strike-up a friendship, one which will eventually reveal what really happened that night. Barnacle Brat is an offbeat dark-comedy (Romance slash Mystery) exploring the psychological effects of shock and grief upon an odd-to-begin-with young man; the realities of modern urban-life: alcoholism, routine-bullying, drug-dependency; and the normally hidden world of delusions, paranoia, and ahem ... ‘unusual interests’: Voyeurism; Feederism; Shoes – that kind of thing. In Summary: Barnacle Brat is a modern-day Billy Liar ... meets Donnie Darko; a dark comedy for grown-ups that explores alienation, loss, and what can happen when a young man’s imagination spins wildly out of control.