A tiny (pre-show) twitter Tale of Two Productions


… and why I love my iPhone.

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… and so it went.

By the way, comparisons are odious, so none here. Both productions of Wicked that I’ve seen (Broadway and Brisbane) were superb.


Lyric Theatre, Brisbane: March 2011
Gershwin Theatre, NYC: September 2010

The Ugly One: 23rd Productions at !Metro Arts

The Ugly One

by Marius von Mayenberg
Translation by Maja Zade

Greenroom’s Review (13 April, 2011)

From the acclaimed team that brought you the multi-award winning The Pillowman, 23rd Productions presents the Brisbane theatre debut of The Ugly One.

The Ugly One is an audacious, witty and as sharp as a surgeon’s knife look at … well, our obsession with how we look. Lette has invented something revolutionary but discovers he is just too damn ugly to promote it. His wife admits he’s so ugly she can only look at him in his left eye. Enter a surgeon with a God complex and a talent for facial transformations and, for a while, Lette finally gets a life beyond his wildest dreams. Until everyone else changes their face to look like him …

Written by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade
Directed by Kat Henry
Executive Producer Kathryn Fray
Producer Christopher Sommers
Production Manager Dirk Hoult

Featuring Norman Doyle, Kathryn Fray, Dirk Hoult and Kevin Spink
Stage Design by Jessica Ross
Lighting Design by Hamish Clift
Sound Composition by Jeremy Neideck
Stage Managers Justin Boas and Charleen Masters

Season: Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 April, 2011
Preview: Tuesday 5 April, 7:30pm
Opening: Wednesday 6 April, 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday 13 April – join the actors and crew for a drink and post show chat.

When: Tuesday to Thursday, 7:30pm
Friday to Saturday, 7pm and 9pm
Where: Metro Arts Galleries
Tickets: Adults $25/ Conc. $22/ Preview $15/ Group (10+) $15
Cheap Tuesdays: $15 (door sales only)

Bookings: (07) 3002 7100 or www.metroarts.com.au