Buckland Theatre Company has announced fullcasting for Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One, the company’s third production at PARK90 at Park Theatre.
Directed by 2016 James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award winner Roy Alexander Weise, following his critically acclaimed production of The Mountaintop at Young Vic, The Ugly One will star Charlie Dorfman (previous credits including LUV) as Lette, Arian Nik as Karlmann and Indra Ové (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time) as Fanny. For this ten year anniversary production, T’Nia Miller (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) has been cast as Scheffler, a role which is traditionally played by a man.
The show is a razor-sharp comedy about beauty, identity and doing what it takes to get to the top. This biting social satire follows Lette, a talented engineer, who is told that his face is too ugly to succeed and so undergoes extreme plastic surgery to make himself more beautiful. But he soon discovers that, maybe, there is such a thing as being too good looking.
Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run from 1 – 24 June with a press night on 9 June.
Director Roy Alexander Weise said: “I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Buckland Theatre Company for this very timely revival of The Ugly One.
“As well as being a potent comedy about what we see as beautiful (which is perfect for our world of selfies and filters!) it’s also fascinating to look at how much the world has changed, or hasn’t changed at all, since Marius von Mayenburg wrote the production a decade ago. I can’t wait for audiences to see it and squirm with recognition.”
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