Ugly Lies the Bone

Ages: 12+
Opened: February 22, 2017

Ugly Lies the Bone - 2017 - West End History , Info & More

National Theatre (Lyttelton)
(Waterloo) South Bank London

'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.

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BWW Review: UGLY LIES THE BONE, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - March 2, 2017

Jess strolls through fresh powder. Behind her is a gleaming glass lake, ahead snow-capped mountains dotted with handsome fir trees. More snow twinkles in the inky heavens like jewelled stars, or falls from the sky in soft, fluttering feathers.

BWW Interview: Actress Kate Fleetwood Talks UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Marianka Swain - February 22, 2017

Kate Fleetwood's varied career encompasses everything from musicals London Road and High Society to Macbeth and Medea. She's currently starring in American writer Lindsey Ferrentino's play about a soldier who returns home to Florida after suffering a life-changing injury in Afghanistan. The production begins previews tonight. 


Ugly Lies the Bone has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2017.



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