Birmingham start for tour of poet’s first play

Steve Orme

WastedUK performance poet Kate Tempest's first play, Wasted, which premiered at last year's Latitude Festival, starts a 24-venue tour in Birmingham this week.

Wasted features Kate Tempest's "trademark lyrical ferocity in a dynamic theatrical staging".

The play centres around three friends who travel through the parks, raves and cafes of south London as they endeavour to seize control of their lives.

A Paines Plough, Birmingham REP and Roundhouse production in association with NSDF and Latitude Festival, Wasted is at mac, Birmingham on Friday. Its only other Midlands date is at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry on Wednesday, 11 April.