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Saturday, October 24, 2015


(Anthony Stonier & Darren King)

On October 27, the performance of The Art of Being Ugly, starring Anthony Stonier and Darren King at the DHS Seabrooke’s Theatre will be dedicated to Wayne Scott who has been a long-time friend and supporter of the cast.

Scott has been in the entertainment industry for many years and is also the entertainment & events manager at uShaka Marine World. He has been suffering with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) since 2010 and funds raised will enable him to obtain medication for treatment prior to the planned bone-marrow stem cell transplant.

Directed by Peter Court, The Art of Being Ugly reflects on the fact that most actors spend their careers playing a variety of roles from Shakespeare and Ibsen to fools and fops. Stonier and King have spent a large part of their working lives being “Ugly”.

Collectively they have over 30 years’ experience playing a variety of Uglies from Snow White’s evil nemesis to Jack’s hapless mother. But no show epitomises the Ugly like Cinderella.

Meet Lou and Lav as they prepare for yet another performance of Cinderella (their 364th). Join these two in their dressing room as they joke, tease and cajole each other into one more performance.

Watch two consummate performers transform from luckless actors to wretched stepsisters. Join in the back stage banter and in-house jokes as they take audiences on a hilarious roller-coaster ride from a late arrival backstage at the theatre to their first entrance on stage.

From blank canvas to full Ugly, all will be revealed in this 60 minute chaotic romp. 

The Art of Being Ugly runs until November 1 at the DHS Seabrooke’s Theatre with performances at 19h30 nightly except Sunday when there is a matinee at 14h00. Tickets R100 booked through Ailsa on 083 250 2690 during office hours.