The Ugly One has been critically turning heads with a plethora of lovely reviews. Elissa Blake tweeted ‘incredible…loved it’ and Time Out said ‘it’s a terrific ride, and you won’t be bored for a second’ and also said it was ‘utterly hilarious.’
The SMH thought that the audience reaction to the main characters shows ‘not only how clever this play is, and how well staged it is here, but also how susceptible we all are to this kind of surface judgment’
Concrete Playground found it thought-provoking if a little confusing ‘The subsequent confusion and upset is absurd enough that you don’t feel bad about it, but hits close enough to home that feeling bad about not feeling worse comes into effect’ whereas Stage Noise wrote about the plays wider ranging themes, ‘Marius von Mayenburg has written a play that’s both funny and sad and which says a lot that’s serious and seriously silly about contemporary western society’
Alt Media Group summed it up neatly with ‘The Ugly One…isn’t so ugly, it’s rather perfect.’
The Ugly One is on at the Stables until 17 December. Book online here.