Ugly explores the dark side of Cinderella fairytale

Ugly, presented by Orange &  Pip Theatre Company at Buxton Festival Fringe on July 8, 9 and 23.
Ugly, presented by Orange & Pip Theatre Company at Buxton Festival Fringe on July 8, 9 and 23.
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Buxton-based theatre trio Orange and Pip show there is no such thing as a fairytale ending in their latest production.

Ugly is adark new drama exploring what happens to the Ugly Sisters after Cinderella’s marriage to the Prince.

With Disney’s recent film of Cinderella taking a more traditional line on the classic fairytale, Orange and Pip have put a new spin on the story, offering something that’s angry, moving and decidedly Grimm.

Author Lilly Posnett, who has twice been nominated for a Fringe New Writing award and is studying English and Drama at Cambridge, explains: “I was keen to give the Ugly Sisters a voice for a change... The play is about learning the true meaning of beauty - learning to be free to be who you are.”

Orange and Pip formed last year when former Buxton Community School students Lilly Posnett, Annie Osborne and Poppy Forshaw-Perring, now at university, teamed up for After Alice.

Their production of Ugly will take place at Underground Venues, underneath Buxton’s Old Hall Hotel, on July 8 at 7.15pm, then July 9 and 23 at 8.45pm . For more information and for bookings, see orangeandpip.wix.com/orangeandpip.