Topless is a one-woman stage play I wrote set on an open-top London sightseeing bus. It features Sandie, a tour guide with problems! The original production was actually staged on a real open-top sightseeing bus driving through the streets of London. Click here for BBC clip. It ran for two seasons and was produced by The Big Bus Company. Martin Bailey directed the first season and I took over the following year.
Following the publication of an acting edition, Topless is now regularly performed on stage using videos and photos to illustrate Sandie’s tour of London. It was republished in 2018 under its new title Topless in London.
THE ORIGINAL CAST
Produced by Open Top Productions
Directed by Martin Bailey
Produced by The Big Bus Company
Directed by Miles Tredinnick
BBC World Service
“...some belting one-liners...”
London Evening Standard
“...innovative and challenging, Topless is packed with fascinating historical details... laced with wisecracks...”
“...a gruesome twist catches you out...”
BBC TV South East
“...Topless made me laugh and cry from Piccadilly
Circus to the Tower of London”
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