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Ugly Lies the Bone

a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino

22 February to 4 April 2017
Running Time: 1 hour 35 mins no interval

Ugly Lies the Bone

‘Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.’

After three tours in Afghanistan, Jess finally returns to Florida. In a small town on the Space Coast, as the final shuttle is about to launch, Jess must confront her scars – and a home that may have changed even more than her.

Experimenting with a 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.

Award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino makes her UK debut with this honest and funny new drama, directed by Indhu Rubasingham (The Motherf**ker with the Hat).

Please note: this production contains strobe lighting

Talks and events

New Rehabilitation Therapies and Virtual Pain Management, Wed 29 Mar, 6pm

National Debates: Return from Duty – the road to recovery, Thu 30 Mar, 5.45pm


Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance

A great cast. A powerful performance by Kate Fleetwood.

Time Out

Breathtaking video design

Daily Telegraph

A deeply and scrupulously detailed performance by Kate Fleetwood

Evening Standard

Impressive. Absorbing. Jess is superbly played by Kate Fleetwood.


Superb. You leave wowed


A tremendous performance by Kate Fleetwood.

Financial Times

Striking. Spectacular.



Understudy Kacie
Marianne Adams
Understudy Voice
Katy Brittain
Buffy Davis
Buffy Davis
Ralf Little
Ralf Little
Kris Marshall
Kris Marshall
Understudy Stevie and Kelvin
Tom Peters
Understudy Jess
Siân Polhill-Thomas

Production team

Ugly Lies the Bone Rehearsal Gallery

Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£45, £38, £34, £26, £15
Fri & Sat evenings
£50, £44, £36, £28, £15

Captioned performances
Saturday 25 March at 2.15pm
Wednesday 29 March at 7.30pm

Audio Described performance
Friday 31 March at 7.30pm
Saturday 1 April at 2.15pm, preceeded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm

Photography by Mads Perch

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