The True History of The Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World.

***** GUARDIAN        **** EVENING STANDARD      ***** TIME OUT

This terrible, tender play tells the true story of a 19th Century South American Indian who was sold by her family to Theodore Lent, the owner of a travelling freak show, and billed her as “The Ugliest Woman In The World”; and how he continued to exploit her even after her untimely death at the height of her fame.

*Please note that, due to the nature of this event, latecomers will not be admitted*

Not for the claustrophobic, faint-hearted or those afraid of the dark!

‘Enthralling … a truly original and deeply challenging production that opens your eyes to the possibilities of theatre… a must see’.  Time Out Critic’s Choice of the Year

‘Extraordinary … this production beautifully demonstrates that good theatre is all about kindling the imagination’ Evening Standard

There will be a performance followed by a discussion with the writer and director on Tuesday 4th and /or Wed 5th during the day. If you would like to attend or bring a group, please email

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Evening performances of this show will finish at 8.35pm and are followed by ‘All I Want Is One Night‘. A joint ticket for both shows is available and costs £15.00 Tuesday and Wednesday Evening, Saturday and Sunday Matinee, £20.00 Thursday and Sunday Evening, £26 Friday – Sunday Evening.

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