- Kate Tempest
- Gabriel Dufay
- Performed by
- Clément Bresson, Gabriel Dufay, Claire Sermonne
At the point where theatre, cinema, dance, and urban music converge, Fracassés paints a portrait of a generation via three modern characters in search of meaning.
Ted, a low-ranking functionary, is a prisoner of the monotony of his office job. Danny, who is going nowhere, plays guitar in a group which cannot find its big break. Charlotte is a young teacher who feels helpless and finds herself contaminated by her colleagues’ bitterness. Inseparable since they were teenagers, all three wrecked their lives through alcohol and drugs, before being confronted with the death of their friend, Tony. Ten years to the day after this tragic event, the three young people, facing the ghosts of what they could have been, start to dream of another way of being.
How can poetry be brought back into the world? How can we find our place within it? This first play from poet and rapper Kate Tempest draws us into the uncertainty of our era. “Wasted” is a major play on life, love, coming of age, shattered illusions, and existential confusion” – Gabriel Dufay. Giving form to the raw, piercing intensity of the musical composition, the director’s observations on humanity are acute yet tender. It puts our disorientated, lonely and dysfunctional society under the microscope.