Tron Theatre Company presents
The Ugly One

Audio Described
Scottish Premiére
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Lette thought he was normal.   He’s the inventor of an incredible new electric plug but when his boss tells him he can’t go to a convention to announce his product to the world because he is unspeakably ugly and ‘can’t sell anything with that face’, his confidence is, understandably, rattled.

When even his wife concurs, Lette resorts to plastic surgery - ‘I wouldn’t know where to start’ confesses the doctor.  But once the bandages are removed, Lette learns that there is such a thing as being too beautiful. Everyone wants a piece of him. And to look like him.  As unforeseen hysteria unfolds, he is forced to confront some very ugly truths.

The Ugly One is a hilarious, fast-moving and scalpel-sharp comedy about external beauty and identity and the brutality of capitalism.

Written by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade
Directed by Debbie Hannan

i) (c) The Ugly One All rights reserved.

ii) WARNING: Without limitation, any unauthorised radio or television broadcasting, or any other diffusion, public performance, editing, lending, exchanging, renting, hiring, exhibiting copying or recording thereof in any manner whatsoever or otherwise dealing with these excerpts' recording in whole or in part will constitute an infringement of copyright.

iii) The Tron Theatre’s licence to present Marius von Mayenburg’s play, (The Ugly One) is granted by Rosica Colin Limited, London.

iv) All rights whatsoever in this play are strictly reserved.

Applications for performance, including professional, amateur, recitation, lecturing, public reading, broadcasting, television and the rights of translation into foreign languages, must be made before rehearsals begin to Rosica Colin Limited, 1 Clareville Grove Mews, London SW7 5AN. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained and no alterations may be made in the title or the text of the play without the author’s prior written consent.

Times & Dates

04/07 - 7:45pm
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05/07 - 7:45pm
Press Night
Waiting List Available *
06/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
09/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
10/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
11/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
12/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
13/07 - 2:30pm
with Integrated BSL and Audio Description
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13/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
16/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
17/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
18/07 - 7:45pm
with Captions
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19/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets
20/07 - 7:45pmBook Tickets


'A delectable black comedy…I have not seen a more imaginative, inventive or disturbing theatrical vision.' The Evening Standard

Ticket Information


Previews: £9 | Tue-Thu + Sat Matinee: £15 (£11) | Fri-Sat: £17 (£13)


Concessions are available for this event

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