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Ugly Mugs by Peta Brady

Friday 18 July 2014 to Saturday 23 August 2014


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. Daring, provocative and topical, it asks complex questions about vulnerability and responsibility.

Marion Potts returns to Griffin to direct this world premiere co-production with Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre.

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