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National Theatre – ‘Ugly Lies the Bone’ in rehearsal

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

Kate Fleetwood and Ralph Little lead the cast in award winning playwright Lindsey Ferrentino’s honest and funny drama – Ugly Lies the Bone. Directed by the brilliant Indhu Rubasingham, the European premiere will land in February at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre.

After three tours in Afghanistan and months in a severe burns unit, Jess (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.

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.

With a phenomenal cast, writer, director and the formidable Es Devlin design the set, Ugly Lies the Bone is set to be a powerful and compelling piece.

Flick through the cast in rehearsal.

Ugly Lies the Bone runs 22nd February to 1st April at the National Theatre and tickets are on sale now.

(Images courtesy of Mark Douet)

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