A Fool's Proof archiveTrapped in a well shaft for 56 hours, a little girl waits to be found. Above ground, three journalists chase the story every step of the way, framing it for media consumption and spinning it wildly, erratically and erroneously away from the truth. Inspired by true events, this tale searches for answers and scatters accusations as the rescue mission struggles on. A Fool's Proof takes inspiration from the true story of Jessica McClure, who at 18 months old was trapped for 56 hours in a water well in Midland, Texas in 1987. In the midst of the media's current obsession with 'missing child' stories, Scratchworks uses sharp new writing, imaginative tomfoolery and earthy folk music to scrutinise the media's editorial power over public perception.


Author: Scratchworks
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Work type: Play.


Company Scratchworks. Performer Laura Doble (Becky). Performer Hannah Kamen (Francis). Performer Alice Higginson (Liz). Performer Sian Keen (Penny Wilkes).
5 May 15 to 9 May 15The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L0513671305
25 Sep 14 to 27 Sep 14Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L320415027
6 Jun 14 to 7 Jun 14Exeter Phoenix, Exeter :: V889
listing details L0263968216
28 Jan 14 to 1 Feb 14The Vaults, Inner London :: V01067696945
listing details L0905289055

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