Sex. Love. Lettuce.
Join gorgeous clown Trash Salad in her quest for connection: a genre-bending burlesque adventure using lip sync, strip tease and song, on a mission to understand intimacy. Some call it a clown opera; a sexual odyssey; a compost-heap romance. Trash calls it a joyful queer-femme love story in the shape of a salad. Come and see the piece that’s made audiences ‘laugh, cry, and nearly piss.’
Birthed by award-winning theatre maker Rosa Faye Garland.
★★★★ The Wee Review
Rosa Faye Garland (she/her) is a theatre maker, clown, writer and musician, trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She likes things that are slimy, sticky and sexy. Trash Salad is her first solo comedy show. She is also part of theatre collective Poltergeist, and half of climate drag duo Alan and Ron.
Rosa Garland is a clown, burlesque artist and theatre maker. She likes things that are slimy and sexy. She trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier.
Trash Salad is her solo comedy debut, which became a cult hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Rosa appears as Ron in environmental drag duo Alan and Ron, who have been found at Tate Modern Lates and Camden People’s Theatre. Their show ‘Two Super Super Hot Men’ was recommended by Lyn Gardner as a VAULT Festival highlight 2020. She also works with Poltergeist collective, creating nerdy, heartfelt stories that experiment with form across a variety of media. They were named “one of the UK’s best young theatre companies” by the Guardian, and were recipients of New Diorama & Underbelly’s Untapped Award 2019, and the Samuel French New Play Award 2018.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR TRASH SALAD
Telegraph ★★★★ 'Best comedy shows at Fringe 2022'
The Wee Review ★★★★ 'Exuberant and uncompromising ... she's a force of nature'
EdFringeReview ★★★★ 'A queer masterpiece'
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★★ 'hilarious'
The Guardian ★★★★ 'Best shows of Fringe' (2019)
The Scotsman ★★★★ '10 best shows of the Fringe' (2018)
The Stage ★★★★ 'Brilliantly inventive'
Cast & Creative Team Creator & performer: ROSA FAYE GARLAND
Sexy Fish: LOUISA DOYLE
Sound & video design: ALICE BOYD
Creative support: LOUISA DOYLE, FRANKIE THOMPSON, EMILY ABOUD, LOLO BROW