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I Hate Suzie

British actress Billie Piper is on blistering form as Suzie Pickles, an actress on the edge of a meltdown after a phone-hacking scandal. British playwright and screenwriter Lucy Prebble’s script is as spiky, scathing and scintillating as its heroine, and there is a delicious, disturbing pleasure to be had in watching her descent into chaos.





Suzie Pickles’ (Billie Piper) life implodes when she is at the centre of a phone-hacking scandal and compromising pictures leak online. What follows is a stage-by-stage unravelling as Suzie experiences shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger and acceptance, as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi (Leila Farzad) attempt to piece back together her existence, career and marriage to Cob (Daniel Ings).