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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18 Nov
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13 Nov
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13 Nov
Our amazing brother in law Bijan Sheibani has a play on @bushtheatre check out the trailer (filmed in the café 😅) &… https://t.co/zz80VccalM
Bel & Nev
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13 Nov
I’m going to see this on 25 November... highly recommended! #TheArrival #BijanSheibani https://t.co/Wl2drTP9sd
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13 Nov

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