A razor-sharp comedy about beauty, identity and doing what it takes to get to the top, Marius von Mayenberg’s The Ugly One centres on an engineer who is told he is too ugly to succeed – so he takes drastic action.
Despite his talent, Lette decides to undergo extreme plastic surgery to make himself more beautiful – but he soon discovers that there may be such a thing as being too good looking
And from the looks of photographer Helen Maybanks’ brilliant shots, the cast have been having just as much fun in rehearsals as audiences will at the Park Theatre.
Staged ten years after its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, The Ugly One will run at the Park Theatre from 1-24 June, with press night on 9 June.
Directed by 2016 James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award winner Roy Alexander Weise and following his critically acclaimed production of The Mountaintop at Young Vic, The Ugly One will star Charlie Dorfman as Lette, Arian Nik as Karlmann and Indra Ové as Fanny. For this ten year anniversary production, T’Nia Miller has been cast as Scheffler, a role which is traditionally played by a man.
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