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Thu, 25 May


The Actors Theatre, Brighton


The story of a bin-man who dreams of being a drag queen.

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Time & Location

25 May 2023, 21:30 – 22:30

The Actors Theatre, Brighton, 4 Prince's St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1RD, UK

About the event

A bin man swaps steel-toed boots for stilettos to chase his dream of becoming a drag queen. But can he overcome inflexible hamstrings, an anti-woke boyfriend and the cost-of-living crisis in his quest to be crowned Miss Stoke?

Following a sold-out run at the Camden Fringe, Offie-nominated ‘Wasteman’ is a raucous comedy with tons of heart about making something fabulous in the most un-fabulous of settings. This one-person show combines monologue, song and (of course) drag in a love letter to both hard-working Northerners and gender euphoria, based on writer Joe Leather’s real-life experiences working as a Refuse Loader through lockdown.

When life gives you garbage, make it gorgeous.

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