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Dark comedy has a freshperspective

Redditch Editorial 26th Feb, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A DARK comedy about the lives of two tramps living a ‘simpler’ life behind the back of a supermarket is to be premiered at the Coach House Theatre.

WASTERS is a new play written by Nick Wilkes and has been produced by Malvernbard.

One of the main characters, Peter has lived there for years safely in the knowledge at 6pm every day the food is thrown out so he can sort through the out of date items and feed himself.

But, his world is thrown out of balance with the arrival of David – who has decided to pursue a simpler life and give all his possessions away.

WASTERS has been sponsored by tissue manufacturer ESP and will raise money for Food Cycle – a charity which takes surplus food and turns it into meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.

Playwright Nick Wilkes said: “Food waste was the theme of last year’s Harvest Festival at my daughter’s school.

“We were told seven million tons of food is thrown away in the UK every year.

“By chance I was already thinking about a play involving two guys living behind a supermarket and the idea formed from there.”

The show will be staged from Monday, March 2, to Saturday, March 7, at 7.30pm every evening with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.

Visit or call the box office on 01684 892277 for more information.

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