Plays by Kate Tempest


Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

In Wasted, three old friends meet up, and spend one remarkable day together. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, confronting their shared past – and perhaps a shared future too – life will never be the same again.

The rapid-fire words of renowned performance poet and playwright Kate Tempest paint a picture of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving world in her acclaimed play about life, love and losing your mind.

Wasted received its first performance in July 2011 at the Latitude Festival in a production by Paines Plough, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Roundhouse, and was subsequently revived in 2012 and 2013 as part of two Paines Plough national tours.

Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. She has published two plays, Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted, and two collections of poetry, Everything Speaks in its Own Way and the acclaimed Hold Your Own. Her epic poem, Brand New Ancients, won the 2012 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her album Everybody Down was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize. She is a Next Generation Poet. The Bricks that Built the Houses is her first novel.