Grimy drama Trashed comes to Edinburgh Festival 2017

Last Updated on 9th July 2017

Trashed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
David William Bryan in Trashed.

Nineteen years working the bins and Goody’s about to crack. Trashed is a grimy, booze-fuelled sucker punch of a play, bound to make you laugh until you cry. Expect love, loss, loneliness and lots of cider!

LAB RATS make their Edinburgh debut with the world premiere of a hilariously touching one-man show written by Sascha Moore and performed by David William Bryan.

Trashed transforms Belly Dancer into a rancid Yorkshire fly-tipping site for a whirlwind account from Keith ‘Goody’ Goodman – a mid-thirties bin man struggling to deal with the death of his daughter whilst battling his uncontrollable thirst for booze. Unapologetically working class, funny and dark, Trashed is a highly physical, powerhouse of a play that will leave you breathless.

Writer Sascha Moore comments, Trashed is, at its core, a story about loss of loved ones, opportunity and of oneself. Emotions associated with grief are universal and easily recognisable, but our coping strategies are widely varied, in both method and effectiveness. I wanted to explore what happens when our ability to self-soothe fails and our pain manifests itself in disastrous ways. Is tragedy ever a justifiable excuse for bad behaviour? Is the distinction between villain and victim really as explicit as we assume it to be? Or is it just too abhorrent to consider that we are all on the verge of doing something unthinkable?

Trashed will be performed at Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Dancer) as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3rd August at 13:40 and is suitable for ages 16+


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