DAMAGES

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'It's not in the public interest just because it interests the public'

Deep in the bowels of a tabloid newspaper office, the clock is ticking with only an hour left before the presses have to roll?

A controversial photo of a topless children's TV star has mysteriously turned up. Who sent it? Why? And is it really all it seems? This sensational photo poses a moral conundrum, exposing deceit, lies and a darker secret that mustn't be revealed at any cost.

Front page scoop or crushing libel settlement in disguise? They must decide now: play it safe, or publish and be damned. It's time for the ink to hit the paper and the shit to hit the fan…

Is a celebrity entitled to privacy or are they fair game for feeding time at the tabloid zoo? Damages is a witty and contemporary (im)morality tale of power-hungry hacks, suicidal sub editors and razor-sharp lawyers, trying to put the past and the paper to bed.

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Cast

Phil McKee
John Bett
Paul Albertson
Amanda Drew

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Damn I wanna be yours at @bushtheatre is so beautiful. Was such the right escape today. @ziaahmedx writing is so in… https://t.co/JyP1NOIwLb
Travis
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14 Dec
Moving, involving, powerful writing in The Arrival by #bijanshebani @bushtheatre and excellent acting. Go see it. https://t.co/LWqLOwKoZu
✨Tessa Stuart ✨
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14 Dec
@bushtheatre OMG. it’s transcendental
Christina
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14 Dec
Blown away by 'I wanna be Yours' @bushtheatre - beautiful writing, sound and movement, depth of thought with light… https://t.co/VEElcakZ9o
Heather Johnson
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14 Dec
Was rejuvenated last night by seeing I Wanna Be Yours @ziaahmedx @bushtheatre. So much sweetness and light and hope… https://t.co/uTl1pMN9GR
Emily Renée
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14 Dec
Blown away by 'I wanna be Yours' @bushtheatre - beautiful writing, sound and movement, depth of thought with light… https://t.co/VEElcakZ9o
Heather Johnson
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14 Dec

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