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The Ugly One


Sun 2 Aug 2015, 4:30pm
Tue 4 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
Wed 5 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
Thu 6 Aug 2015, 7:30pm
Fri 7 Aug 2015, 7:30pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • Ticket range low: $25.00
  • Ticket range high: $46.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Circa Theatre

The Ugly One
Written by Marius von Mayenburg; translated by Maja Zada
Directed by Giles Burton
11 July – 8 August
Circa Two

A scalpel sharp, absurd comic fantasy about beauty.

Lette thinks he is normal, but when he discovers that he is, in fact, unbelievably ugly he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. Suddenly he is the most beautiful man in the world. Fame and riches follow; women want to sleep with him and men want to look like him. And with surgery they can look like him. Exactly like him.

Received around the world to great acclaim, The Ugly One now receives its NZ premiere. With writer von Mayenburg’s star very much in the ascendant, this show is a must see.

"A stripped bare satire on the nature of beauty. If you are interested in theatrical story-telling see this show." – The Times (UK)

“Savage social satire … A small but perfectly formed play” – The Guardian (UK)

“The concept is simple but the philosophical implications are profound: What if money could buy the perfect face? It’s The Elephant Man meets The Matrix” – Post City (Toronto)

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