I should probably mention that Abi Titmuss and Lisa Riley both star in this show. And they are good of course, but the show isn’t really about the acting. And it isn’t about the story either. It’s about people. And it’s about women over coming fears and growing together. And it’s about willy jokes. Never forget the willy jokes.
The Naked Truth does a have narrative; it’s the tale of six very different women who have all come to a pole dancing class for very different reasons, but who are eventually united for a worthy cause and become good friends. But this rather banal backbone is really just there to hang some wonderful character development around. Without feeding you massive chunks of backstory each character was made unique and endearing. The show starts with nearly all being strangers to each other and the audience, but as events progress they all grow together, and you feel like part of the group with them. Their loss is your loss, and their success leaves you grinning like a fool, enveloped by that after-theatre glow which will last all the way home.
Make no mistake, this is not high theatre: defiantly more panto then Midsummer Night's Dream. But seriously, so what? It’s loads of fun. Yes, there is a happy ending. Yes, there is cheesy music. And yes, there are willy jokes. Just the atmosphere from the crowd alone guarantees enjoyment! I have not heard this much female laughter since… well… we won’t go into it. The point is that though you can see the boxes being ticked off one by one it simply doesn’t matter. The Naked Truth sets out to entertain, and does so with gusto.
The show’s light but powerful character development is kept up alongside raucous humour, with the upbeat tunes keeping your soul full of laughter and energy. A perfect night out with the galls.
(Erm, did I mention the willy jokes yet?)