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.

“Pick of the Camden Fringe” (ReviewsHub)
★★★★ (BingeFringe)
★★★★ (LouReviews)

For previous work
★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby)
★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks)
★★★★ (The Telegraph)

Company Name: Joe Leather

Website: www.joeleather.co.uk/wasteman

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Price: £10

Lower Age Suitability: 18

Upper Age Suitability: +

Content Warnings:

Contains Swearing

Additional Content Warning: A character is in a coma following homophobic violence

Venues: The Actors - Theatre

Assistance Dogs Welcome

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25 May 9.30pm

The Actors - Theatre

Full: £10

26 May 9.30pm

The Actors - Theatre

Full: £10


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