Production still for "Ugly Mugs". L-R: Steve Le Marquand, Peta Brady. Photographer: Pia Johnson
By Peta Brady
16 May 2014 – 07 June 2014 Beckett Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company,
Commission Theatre World Premiere Co-Production
A girl on a footy field cops a blow to the head and her bag is stolen. A teenage boy grapples with his role in a disturbing event. A woman relives a nightmare while her doctor looks on. None of them saw it coming. None of them were ready for what happened next. Taking its title from the name sex workers use for aggressive clients, Peta Brady’s Ugly Mugs emerged from a Melbourne shocked by violence against women and interrogates the culture of abuse lurking in the shadows of every Australian city.
Transferred to Griffin Theatre (Sydney) for a season at The Stables (18 July - 23 August).
"IF WE ARE WILLING TO ALLOW SEX WORKERS TO BE EXPOSED TO HORRENDOUS VIOLENCE WHILE WE PONTIFICATE ABOUT THE MORALITY OF PROSTITUTION, THEN NOT ONLY ARE WE COMPLICIT, WE ARE MORALLY VACUOUS."
— The Sydney Morning Herald
Production still for "Ugly Mugs". Steve Le Marquand (top), Peta Brady. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Ugly Mugs". L-R: Steve Le Marquand, Harry Borland. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Ugly Mugs". L-R: Peta Brady Steve Le Marquand. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Ugly Mugs". Sara West. Photographer: Pia Johnson
A co-production with Griffin Theatre Company. A Malthouse Theatre Commission, proudly supported by Malcolm Robertson Foundation.