Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Claim and Shame

Polly Toynbee-baiting journalist Francis Beckett is back. He's had a number of one act plays produced over the years, and "Claim and Shame" is his third to be directed by Joanna Turner. It's certainly topical:

"Newly elected Labour MP Meg Jones finds herself in the front line of the expenses scandal, while her husband Doug falls for a classic newspaper honey trap. Their lives and their marriage disintegrate before the relentlessly cruel headlines. But was it all their fault - or are they convenient scapegoats for much bigger fraudsters? The financiers who surrounded them were having their own troubles, and the journalists who exposed them were not as clean as they liked to sound".

It gets a three night run at Theatre 503 in December. Book early, book often.

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