The Naked Truth

Written by Dave Simpson. Directed by Nathan Schulz



Trisha - Rebecca Kenny-Sumiga
Bev - Rianna Hartney-Smith
Faith - Samantha McClurg
Rita - Kate Armon
Sarah - Cecile Campbell
Gabby - Peta Simeon


Five very different women sign up for Gabby’s pole dancing class at the local village hall

None of them have any idea what lies ahead and each of them have their own reasons for taking up pole dancing whether it be to restore confidence in their body, get a guy, keep a guy, lose weight or embark upon a potential new career

However, when one of the women receives some devastating news, the others soon pull together and decide to turn their new skill into a fund raising event

As each of the women’s stories unfold and unravel, they share laughter and tears in this funny, sad and ultimately moving play, a call to all women, celebrating strength through adversity

For all its frothy frivolity, this all-female play genuinely has heart and soul

It's a play for women, about women, that men must absolutely see

If they dare!

Show Dates

November 9th - 25th
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 7:30pm QLD Time

Matinees 11th & 18th
Saturday 2:00pm QLD Time 

A letter from the Director of “The Naked Truth”

If you were touched by “Calendar Girls” and amused by the manoeuvres of “Full Monty” you will be splitting your sides and moved to tears by Tugun Theatre Company’s November production “The Naked Truth” by Dave Simpson.

This show is about a group of women who meet at a beginner's pole dancing class, bond over body confidence, relationships, sickness and sisterhood. With such an array of stories in the narrative, audiences will find a way to relate to this production and maybe even learn something about the resilience required to face the pressures of society on women.

As the characters stories unfold and unravel, they share laughter and tears in this hilarious, sad and ultimately moving play. “The Naked Truth” is a show that has heart and is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, celebrating strength through adversity.

This show has strong language and adult themes a rating of M15+ comes to mind, and men attending the performances will enjoy & learn a few things as well.

The cast and myself are having fun directing this challenging & incredibly earnest production which opts towards humour and emotion over technique and polish, making it another incredibly entertaining evening at Tugun Theatre.


Nathan Schulz