Pinocchio and Wasted at the Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

LIVES less ordinary in an unforgiving world is at the heart of Wasted by Kate Tempest which is being performed at the Trestle Arts Base in St Albans next Saturday, May 5.

It features three old friends, Ted, Danny and Charlotte, on one remarkable day as they set out to seize control and change things.

Billed as a play about love, life and losing your mind, it takes a trip through the parks, raves and caf�s of South London where life if what you make it.

Kate Tempest is an acclaimed performance poet and Wasted is her first play. Specifically commissioned for a festival-going audience, the production premiered at the 2011 Latitude Festival and features her trademark lyrical ferocity in a theatrical staging.

The performance at the arts base in Russet Drive starts at 7.30pm and tickets at �12/�10 are available from the box office at 01727 850950/

A new adaptation of Pinocchio, the classic story of a puppet’s quest to become a real boy, is being performed at Trestle at 2.30pm next Sunday, May 7.

Along the way he falls in with an assortment of colourful characters, who all try to lead him astray – but in the end, courage and love see him through.

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Cube’s new adaptation features puppetry, original music and plenty of laughs from the opening with a large pile of suitcases to the chaos on which it ends.

Adapted by Ben Oldfield, it is suitable for ages five to 11 years and above,

Tickets are �10/�8 and �32 for a family of four.