Summer Festival: The Ugly One

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 08 Jun 2023 - Sat 10 Jun 2023
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Tickets

    Single £10
    Double Bill £15

  • Exclusive Old Market Assembly deals (only applicable on a single ticket)

    + £16 for a pizza
    + £21 for a pizza and drink

  • Written by Marius Von Mayenburg
    Directed by Natalie Simone
    Designed by Vyshnavi Krishnan


The importance of beauty never seems to fade away but is it possible to become too beautiful? How much does your image shape your identity, and who are you really behind the veil of your physical self? For years, Lette has been blissfully unaware of his unusual appearance, but when the extent of his ugliness is pointed out, Lette feels he has no other option but to go under the knife. The Ugly One is a savage social satire which unravels in an absurd world where everyone begins to look the same.

Hailing from Germany, damaturg and playwright Marius Von Mayenburg’s work has been translated in over 30 languages.

This play is showing as a double bill with The Brink. Find out more about the BOVTS Summer Festival at the Wardrobe Theatre here.

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor