The Naked Truth by Dave Simpson
You wake up one morning and notice a lump on your breast.
You find out your husband is having an affair.
You stay with him for the sake of the kids.
You are three stone overweight and fed up with diets.
You’re the mouse that cannot get a man.
That’s The Naked Truth.
It’s Coronation Street meets The Full Monty as five women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing in a bid to raise money for breast cancer research. This all-female show is a must-see for women (and men – if they dare!)
6 April – 16 April, Wed – Sat 7pm
The Blood Moon Theatre at The World Bar. 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross NSW 2011
Full $30 / Concession $25
($2 from each ticket sold donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation)
Ticket bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/KBOD or cash at the door from 6:45pm
What the critics are saying about The Naked Truth
Broadway World Australia says: “More theatre like this, that tackles issues and emphasises the perspective of women, is needed and congratulations are due to Act IV Theatre for beginning unapologetic and unbridled efforts to do so.” Read more here.
Sydney Arts Guide says: “Simpson’s play is well served by Ruth Fingert’s production which features bright, well orchestrated performances. The cast’s comedic timing is good and the show’s many zingy one liners are delivered well…this production delivers a good, old fashioned, fun night out at the theatre.” Read more here.
Suzy Wrong says: “The women in The Naked Truth hold each other up, in spite of all their differences. They each make their individual life choices, and have encountered dissimilar obstacles, but with the strength of their sisterhood, are able to find ways to provide support for one another. It is a poignant story about how people can live in love and harmony, without having to conform and assimilate.” Read more of Suzygoessee’s review here.
Act IV as Macbeth’s witches going hipster for Halloween
“Ball’s writing is entertaining, whimsical and punchy. The charming language of the American South is showcased beautifully, and the women’s lives are vividly imagined, with a familiarity that allows us to find points of association. Their worlds seem real, because Ball exposes their imperfections in a way that demonstrates a humanity that we can relate to.