Pretty Ugly

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Dates and Times

25 September 2014 to 25 September 2014 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

Book Tickets

Part of Calm Down, Dear : a festival of feminism

  • Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – see two shows for just £18! Catch Women's Hour at 7.30pm along side Pretty Ugly.
  • See three shows throughout the festival for just £25.50 with our bargain festival pass.

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Presented by Louise Orwin, developed at CPT
14+

This show is about you rating me based solely on my looks…

It is also about a recent worldwide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks. And what happened when I tried it myself.

In 2013, I lived online as three teenage alter-egos. Pretty Ugly follows my trail of research into how Generation YouTube uses the ever widening field of social networking to reach others. There is a live YouTube experiment, some Britney, a tender and inappropriate love story, and some of my childhood toys. It is about our obsessions, and pretensions, and teenage girls- but don't let that put you off. It is about you and me and the internet.

Pretty Ugly  was developed at CPT as part of Starting Blocks 2013 and headlined the inaugural Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism.

'Pretty Ugly feels genuinely urgent and deeply necessary. It demands, and deserves, to be seen.' ★★★★★ Exeunt
'A timely, powerful performance from Louise Orwin – very impressive stuff.' ★★★★ Everything Theatre

About the artist

Louise Orwin is an London-based live artist working in performance, video and photography. She creates work which conveys a preoccupation with the female body and its conception and reception within popular culture. She is preoccupied with liveness, awkwardness, femininity and masochism- but above all, she likes to have fun. [winky face]

Generously supported by Camden People's Theatre, and Arts Council England.

 

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