Quite why there’s a long article about NASA in the programme for this National Theatre production of Ugly Lies The Bone, a show that looks at how virtual reality can help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, only becomes clear in the course of the play’s narrative. The concept of virtual reality … [Read more...]
Tickets for Ugly Lies The Bone National Theatre
A new play which examines the use of virtual reality in treating soldiers experiencing PTSD, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre.
‘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.
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, recently in Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre and making his NT debut), Kris Marshall (BBC’s My Family, Death In Paradise 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.
A free immersive installation available in the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Lounge for an hour after Ugly Lies the Bone performances. Ugly Lies The Bone, a new play by US playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre tonight and runs until 6 June. The … [Read more...]
A new play which examines the use of virtual reality in treating soldiers experiencing PTSD, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre this week (Press Night Wednesday 1st March) ‘Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and … [Read more...]