The Ugly One

By Marius von Mayenburg

The Ugly One Top / Details / The Company
Thu 13 Sep 2007


Lette thought he was normal. When the extent of his ugliness is revealed he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. But after the bandages come off, Lette soon learns that there is such a thing as too beautiful.

The Ugly One is a scalpel sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life. Marius von Mayenburg’s previous plays include Fireface, which premiered at the Royal Court in 2000, Parasites and The Cold Child. This is the British premiere of *The Ugly One.

Director- Ramin Gray
Designer- Jeremy Herbert
Lighting- Charles Balfour
Sound- Nick Powell

Cast- Amanda Drew, Michael Gould, Mark Lockyer, Frank McCusker

International Playwrights: “A Genesis Project”: to visit the Genesis Foundation website.

"A delectable black comedy... I have not seen a more imaginative, inventive or disturbing theatrical vision."

Evening Standard

"Fiendishly clever, deeply unnerving and scalpel sharp."

Sunday Telegraph

"A small but perfectly formed play... delicious performances."

The Guardian

"Pacey, sardonic and performed by four well-balanced, briskly comic actors."

The Daily Mail

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