Gary Clarke Company

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed.

WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene.

Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film and powerful rave soundtrack, Wasteland dives headfirst into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism, and survival.

★★★★★ “Humane, politically charged, by turns funny and sad” The Stage