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Damages by Steve Thompson

About the Play

Combining the wit and one-liners of those favourite screwball comedies of the 1940's such as His Girl Friday and The Front Page, with a modern perspective, this satirical laugh-fest will give audiences one of their best nights out.

Three journalists desperate for the big headlines have a scoop involving salacious shots of a Children's TV presenter!! However, they haven't counted on the sassy legal eagle, ex-girlfriend, of one of the hacks, who has her own headlines to make. As the clock ticks against them, the pace heats up, the temperature rises and the race is on to print the red-hot sexy story or.... decide that just because it may interest the public... is it really in the public interest??


What the papers said
“Anyone who has had a friend, a job or read a newspaper will find Damages enthralling” --- The Evening Standard
“With this cracking newspaper drama ...I just wish all days at the office were this much fun” --- The Daily Telegraph
“I haven’t laughed so long and so loudly in a theatre for a long time “ – The Guardian

The Cast
The cast for Damages features rising star Ewan Donald as Baz. Ewan recently wowed audiences with his acclaimed performance in The Graduate at Dundee. Alongside Ewan is George Drennan as Lister. George has appeared with cutting edge companies such as Wildcat, Sounds of Progress and Stellar Quines, as well as popular stints as the Tron Theatre's panto villain. A treasure of the Scottish stage Peter Kelly completes the male line up. Peter is a classical actor who has tackled roles as diverse as Shakespeare at the RSC, the love interest in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, to playing the murderer in Taggart. Peter will play Howard. And finally, playing the pivotal female role of Abigail is Shonagh Price. Shonagh has an enviable reputation as a stage actress in dramas such as Tally's Blood and comedies such as The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, along with much loved performances on the small screen, as well as a six-year stint on High Road.

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