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Director: Nina Holland-Smith

Danny: Connor James-Ryan

Charlotte: Rebecca Margerrison

Ted: Jon Walker


Jaime Morris

Stephen Davies

Caitlin Embury

Producer: Steven Hopkins

Stage Manager: Mary Walker

Lights: Michael Wray & Imogen Storer

Sound design: Stephen Davies & Nina Holland-Smith


Three old friends in their mid-twenties.  One remarkable day.  For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, who have now hit the disillusionment of adulthood after the hedonistic freedoms of adolescence, it’s time to seize control.  Make a difference.  Change things. THIS IS IT! 

As they gather around a tree planted to remember a lost friend and their WASTED youth spent in parks and raves and cafes, we hear a tale of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving world.

With an exhilarating score and interspersed with addresses to the audience delivered in rapid-fire rap-style poetry, Kae Tempest’s play is funny, poignant, observational, and touching.

A modern play about love, life, and losing your mind.


Images and trailer courtesy of Michael Wray, Zemap Video Productions.  Other production images courtesty of Mary Walker.

About the writer: Kae Tempest has written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Channel 4 and the BBC.  She has supported (amongst others) Billy Bragg and John Cooper Clarke on tour, as well as having featured on a number of songs including, tunes by Bastille, Sinead O’Connor and Damien Dempsey.  Kae is also two-time slam winner at the Nu-Yorican poetry contest in NYC and has headlined at the Latitude festival, as well as appearing at Glastonbury.

**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The lovely people at the Holcombe Tap are running a special pre-theatre dinner offer in conjunction with this play – quote ‘Wasted’ when booking and bring proof of ticket purchase to receive a generous 20% off your total bill when dining at Holcombe Tap before the show.  N.B. This offer is available to pre-Theatre bookings for Wasted only when you dine on the same date during the run.

Dates: Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February 2023 (not including Sundays) 

Directed by Nina Holland-Smith

‘Wasted” written by Kae Tempest, published by Methuen 2013


**TRIGGER WARNING** – Simulated drug and alcohol use – see here for further information.

**CONTENT WARNING** – This play contains some strong language and use of no nicotine vapes.  Flashing lights / Strobes / Loud Music.  Audiences may participate in parts


PLEASE NOTE: Our Studio is located on the 1st floor of our building and is therefore not suitable for those in wheelchairs or with very limited mobility.  We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.