PREVIEW – Tom Mayhew – Trash Wealthy

CRITICALLY acclaimed comic Tom Mayhew is returning to the Edinburgh Pageant Fringe, with a present that examines poverty, cash and the category system in trendy Britain. 

Mayhew’s new present, Trash Wealthy, tackles the connection individuals have with cash while you’ve by no means had a lot of it.

It asks; does Tom wish to be a millionaire, or simply comfy? Or does it even matter what he needs, in a world the place social mobility is getting more durable with every era?

He displays on being on advantages for a lot of his life, and takes goal at the price of dwelling disaster – the “brief awaited sequel to austerity… that’s all in the identical shared poverty cinematic universe. Simply to maintain the poor getting screwed.”

Tom Mayhew promotional image.
Tom Mayhew’s new present goals to deal with the connection individuals have with cash. (Picture by Andy Hollingworth, equipped with launch)

The humorous however brutally sincere present has garnered a lot reward. Chortle journal describes it as “sharp, clever, significant and pleasing” and Mayhew as “a voice that must be heard.”

The Scotsman calls the present “pleasant… real, highly effective, political stuff.” Trash Wealthy can be hailed as “an absolute gem” in a five-star overview by Edit.

Nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comic of the Yr in 2017 and a semi finalist within the 2018 BBC New Comedy Awards, Mayhew’s first get up present on the fringe was in 2019.

The present, titled I, Tom Mayhew was a uncooked and unflinching account of life on advantages in austerity Britain It gained him rave critiques and a BBC Radio fee.   

After the vital success of his 2019 present, Tom had a sold-out run on the Soho Theatre, which led to a Radio 4 sequence; Tom Mayhew is Profit Scum.

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Trash Wealthy will run from the 4th to the twenty eighth of August (excluding the fifteenth) at The Stand on York Place, from 9:20pm to 10:20pm. Tickets price £8-£10.