Topless Mum


    Tobacco Factory Theatres and Imagineer Productions in association with the Tricycle Theatre.

    A powerful new satire on how the media manipulates images of war.

    He chose us to tell his story because of our reputation for hard hitting 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 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?

    A topical satire on tabloid journalism, this exhilarating new play by the celebrated author of Lags and Rat in the Skull examines the wider cultural significance of visual fakery in this digital age.

    Topless Mum


    Archived show.  To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 1hr 10 mins (no interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Writer – Ron Hutchinson
    Director – Caroline Hunt
    Designer – Conor Murphy
    Music – John O’Hara
    Lighting Design – Mark Howland
    Video Designer – Jack Phelan
    Production Manager – Ben Tyreman
    Stage Manager – Helena Lane-Smith
    Wardrobe Supervisor – Jo Nicholls


    Barry – Alistair Wilkinson
    Annie – Emma Lowndes
    Tiffany – Louise Kempton
    Kyle – Giles Fagan
    Kennedy – Sylvestra Le Touzel
    Mitch – Jason Deer

    Topless Mum


    Beautifully staged… persuasively played

    The Independent

    This world feels urgently real… affecting, vital drama

    The Guardian

    Slickly-staged and achingly topical production