Theatre in Sydney: “Ugly one” by Marius von Mayenburg

October 20th, 2011



  • Season: 26 November – 17 December 2011
  • Previews: 23, 24 November 2011
  • Matinee: 17 December – 2pm

“Stop wanting to be different.”
Lette thinks he’s normal.  But he’s wrong.  His personal marketability is dire and his wife thinks he’s unspeakably ugly.  Banned from presenting his newly invented plug at a Swiss convention, the mild-mannered Lette takes matters into his own hands with some transformative aesthetic surgery.  The operation is a raging success – after the bandages come off women want him, men want to be him and the surgeon’s even thinking of cloning him.  It’s not long, though, before Lette learns there might be such a thing as too beautiful.
Following critically acclaimed productions across Australia, including a sold-out season with Melbourne Theatre Company in 2010, Sydney audiences now have the chance to experience Von Mayenburg’s hilarious black comedy for themselves in this the final Griffin Independent show for 2011.

Translated by: Maja Zade
Director: Sarah Giles
Designer: Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer: Tom Willis
Sound Designer: Caitlin Porter
Cast: Jacinta Acevski, Gig Clarke, Eden Falk, Jo Turner

Performance Times: Monday – Saturday, 7pm
Venue: SBW Stables Theatre,10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross
Prices: Full $30; Seniors $26;
Concession/Preview/Matinee $23;
Group$26; Under 30 $26 (Monday-Thursday)
$15 Rush tickets available every Monday evening*
*Monday Rush supported by Foxtel
All tickets unsold one hour prior to performance are $15 (max 2 tickets per person)
Booking: 02 8019 0292 or

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