Video: Actors' Company get ugly with latest production

Norwich Theatre Royal Actors' Company's third presentation at the Norwich Playhouse in St George's Street is Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One translated by Maja Zade.

Norwich Theatre Royal Actors' Company's third presentation at the Norwich Playhouse in St George's Street is Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One translated by Maja Zade. Performances run June 2-6, Tuesday to Saturday, nightly at 8pm.

As we grow increasingly obsessed with outward appearance and ever-more comfortable with cosmetic surgery, The Ugly One is a comic and disturbing play which was a runaway hit at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2008.

The play's concerned about appearances and centres round a character called Lette who's a successful engineer. He should be going to a conference but his boss, Scheffler, informs him that his face is 'unacceptable' and that his colleague, Karlmann, will take his place. He's surprised. He'd never realised. He goes home to his wife and she confirms that he's 'unspeakably ugly'.

Perturbed, he goes to a plastic surgeon (also called Scheffler) and demands reconstructive surgery that has a profound effect on the quality of his life and those around him.


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Tickets �12, concs �10, student groups �8 from 01603 598598, in person from the Theatre Royal box office and online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk.

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