Wasteman is the hilarious, heart-warming story of a refuse loader who dreams of being a drag queen, written and performed by former bin-man Joe Leather. The show is performing at DV8 Bar & Venue from May 1st to May 6th as part of the 20th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
The play begins in a Northern, English town as Wasteman’s relationship ends. While he tries to make something fabulous in the most un-fabulous of situations, expect triple threat talent, raucous laughs and lightning fast wig changes. But can he turn garbage into something gorgeous and be crowned Miss Stoke?
Writer/performer Joe Leather is a drag artist who wrote Wasteman while working as a bin-man over lockdown. The show has received multiple award nominations, was backed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Keep it Fringe’ Fund, and is now making its way to Dublin for its Irish premiere.
Wasteman is a powerful and uplifting story of identity, acceptance, and self-discovery. The show explores the struggles that LGBTQ+ people face in a world that often fails to recognize or value their contributions. It highlights the fact that no matter who we are or where we come from, we all have the right to live as our authentic selves.
This ‘irresistible, uplifting…drag oddysey’ (★★★★★, To-do List London) that you ‘cannot help but fall in love with’ (★★★★, BroadwayWorld) is a must-see piece of theatre that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. Whether you are a fan of drag culture, LGBTQ+ theatre, or just great storytelling, Wasteman is a show that you won’t want to miss.
Wasteman is performing at DV8 Bar & Venue from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th of May (19:30-20:30) with matinées on Monday 1st and Saturday 6th (16:00-17:00).
Tickets are on sale now with prices starting from €10.00. Save €5 when booking as a double bill with Amanda Brunker’s ‘How To Leave Your Husband’.
This year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival offers 23 productions from 9 countries.