The Kings Collective is a Sydney-based ensemble dedicated to
creating a space for change within the Australian arts
landscape by challenging audiences in content, form and
aesthetic and providing opportunities for artists. Since its
inception in 2014, The Collective has produced eight plays and
have created opportunities for over sixty young artists.
This December, The Kings Collective are proud to present the
Australian premiere of WASTED by ground-breaking spokenword
artist Kate Tempest.
WASTED is the first play from this critically acclaimed voice of
a generation, that blends traditional theatre with spoken-word
rhythm in an honest and refreshing way. Set in modern day
London, Tempest’s play speaks to a generation of young
people struggling to find their feet in a busy and unrelenting
world. They are confronted with the reality of wasting your
potential, wasting your life and getting wasted.
“Performance poetry’s appeal to the fringe, to youth and the
disenfranchised has extended into the mainstream, with
spoken word poet Kate Tempest its unrivalled star.” – The
The Kings Collective will be partnering with Word Travels, the
company behind the Australian Poetry Slam, to present a
spoken-word showcase on selected nights of the production.
This showcase will feature local spoken-word artists from the
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till (The Plant – The Ensemble
Theatre, Phone A Friend – New Zealand Playhouse), WASTED
brings together an exciting young cast: Jack Crumlin, Eliza
Scott and David Harrison and features the innovative
production design of Tyler Ray Hawkins.
For information and bookings