‘Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.’
After three tours in Afghanistan and months in a severe burns unit, Jess (Kate Fleetwood) finally returns to Florida. In a small town on the Space Coast, as the final shuttle is about the launch, Jess must confront her scars, and a home that may have changed even more than her. US writer Lindsey Ferrentino’s play has its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre in February.
Experimenting with pioneering virtual reality therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. There, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.
The full cast of UGLY LIES THE BONE is Kate Fleetwood (last seen at the NT in King Lear and in the feature film London Road), Ralf Little (BBC’s The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, is currently appearing in Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre and makes his NT debut), Kris Marshall (BBC’s My Family
and the feature film Love Actually), Buffy Davis (BBC Radio 4’s The Archers) and Olivia Darnley who recently toured in Filter Theatre’s Twelfth Night.
Photos by Mark Douet.