Ugly Lies the Bone
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 breath-taking new world where she can escape her pain. There, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.
Award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino makes her UK debut with this honest and funny new drama, directed by Indhu Rubasingham.
Please note: contains strobe lighting
A production from National Theatre.
Available at least until 14 December 2023.
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