Topless Mum

Wed 28 May 2008 – Sat 28 Jun 2008

28 May-28 June
Tobacco Factory Productions and Imagineer Productions, in association with the Tricycle Theatre present
by Ron Hutchinson
Director Caroline Hunt
Designer Conor Murphy
Lighting Designer Mark Howland
Sound by John O’Hara
Cast includes Jason Deer, Giles Fagan, Louise Kempton, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Emma Lowndes, Alistair Wilkinson
A controversial photo, an ambitious tabloid journalist and the might of the military…how far can the story be spun to stop the real truth leaking out…?

“Terse, well-acted production” Metro

“brisk plot…sharp gags” Sunday Times

“fast-paced satire…fluid and funny…worth-seeing” Ham & High

“…razor sharp production…Emma Lowndes does a brilliant job” What’s On Stage

“Alistair Wilkinson and Louise Kempton are sparky” Guardian

“He chose us to tell his story because of our reputation for hardhitting investigative journalism and pursuit of the truth, no matter where it leads, or whose toes we step on. The naked girls may have had a part to play too.”

When a soldier returns home after serving in Afghanistan he tempts a newspaper editor with personal photos that seem to expose outrageous acts of brutality. But when their authenticity is questioned, how far can the story be spun to stop the real truth leaking out…

This exhilarating new play (by the author of Rat in the Skull and Moonlight & Magnolias) was premiered at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol in 2007.