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A growing mountain of plastic fills the stage in this TRASHedy about trash and ecological imbalance.

How many plastic cups will you use in a lifetime? Two actors follow the story of our strange evolution and dig through the complexity of so-called “ecological intelligence”. Along the way, they come across ever new questions and an ever-growing mountain of waste.

The German ensemble performing:group will present TRASHedy, adapted for the English-language stage, on the opening night of the Imaginate International Children’s Festival 2024.

With the help of animated drawings, dance and sound collages, TRASHedy takes an unapologetic, humorous look at our freedom of choice and our own consumer behavior. Because everything we do has an impact. Somewhere.

Duration: 50 minutes
Age: Suitable for ages 11 and up

TRASHedy has been performed more than 130 times worldwide since 2013, including in India, Japan, Iceland, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Argentina, South Korea and China.

Awarded the Specialist Jury Prize and the Youth Jury Audience Prize at the Westwind Festival 2013.

‘The award goes to a play … which takes a cheerfully questioning look at our complex world’. Jury statement of the Westwind Festival 2013

Selected for the Augenblick mal! Festival 2014.

‘With outstanding subtle humor PERFORMING GROUP manages to tackle the topic of consumer behavior and environmental protection …’ Amelie Mallmann, Augenblick mal!

Recent performances: FELD Theater für junges Publikum, Berlin (2022)
FHH Haus der Jugend, Dortmund (2023)
Himbeer Berlin mit Kind (2023)


May 27
May 30


Traverse Theatre
Theatre foyer, 10 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED United Kingdom
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