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Wasted (2016)

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes including an interval of 20
  • Other: Includes strong language and sexual/drug references
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More Information on Wasted (2016)

A new musical drama telling the remarkable true story of four young people with huge passions and amazing dreams.

Misfit kids from a Yorkshire village yearn to be heard, find fame beyond their wildest hopes and die tragically young. Full of energy, emotion and humour, with songs inspired by their shocking, controversial genius, Wasted is the Brontës as you have never seen them before.

This ‘demo-tape’ workshop gives Playhouse audiences the exclusive first chance to experience the complete show in a work-in-progress staging.

Wasted has won a prestigious award from the Kevin Spacey Foundation. Click here to find out more.

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Cast & Credits

Music by Christopher Ash / Book and Lyrics and Carl Miller / Director Adam Lenson / Set And Costume Design Bec Chippendale / Lighting Designer Matt Daw / Sound Designer Andy Graham / Orchestrations Jen Green / Vocal Arrangements Noam Galperin / Movement Director Naomi Said / Stage Manager Taraneh Meen / Assistant Director Kimberly Barker / Trainee Assistant Director Ruby Clarke (West Yorkshire Playhouse) / Assistant Lighting Designer Sam Waddington / Production Assistant Hannah Elsy / Musical Director Noam Galperin / Bass Théophile Dorges / Cello Ben Trigg / Drums Nathan Gregory / Guitar Curtis Volp /

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bobby Tiwanapresent work-in-progress performances of Wasted

  • Christine Allado
    as Anne
  • Siobhan Athwal
    as Emily
  • Rebecca Brewer
    as Charlotte
  • Oliver Hembrough
    as Branwell


Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
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Irwin Mitchell Solicitors