Ahead of its press night tonight (1st March), production images of Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre have been released. 

Kris Marshall and Olivia Darnley. (c)Mark Douet. 

Lindsey Ferrentino’s new play examining the use of virtual reality to treat soldiers experiencing PTSD is making its European premiere at the National Theatre.

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 breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. There, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.

Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre. Kate Fleetwood (Jess) Photo by Mark Douet _D4A1049.jpg
Kate Fleetwood (c) Mark Douet. 

The full cast for the production includes Kate Fleetwood, Ralf Little, Kris Marshall, Buffy Davis and Olivia Darnley.

Kate Fleetwood was last seen at the National Theatre in King Lear and the feature film London Road. Meanwhile, Ralf Little makes his National Theatre debut in the production and has most recently appeared in Dead funny at the Vaudeville Theatre. Kris Marshall is most familiar to audiences for his appearances on BBC’s Death in Paradise and the film Love Actually.

Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre. l-r Ralf Little (Stevie) and Kate Fleetwood (Jess) Photo by Mark Douet _D4A1037.jpg
Ralf Little and Kate Fleetwood. (c) Mark Douet. 

Ugly Lies the Bone is directed by Indhu Rubasingham, who last year directed The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the National Theatre. The production features set designs by Es Devlin, video design is by Luke Halls; costume design by Johanna Coe; lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and  music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

Ugly Lies the Bone plays at the National Theatre until the 6th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/ugly-lies-the-bone/whats-on