Ugly Love Review
While a lot of these themes may seem downbeat and weighty, Ugly Love was certainly not. The music – directed by Dom Parker and Lucy Matthews – was joyous in many respects. It added an invigorating sort of ‘pizazz’ to the whole production and made some of the more troubling moments easier to watch. Hidden behind a curtain for the majority of the show was a live band playing the backing. These folk were criminally underseen, their discipline and stamina for their craft were breathtaking, and the depth they added visually to scenes when shown was absolutely dazzling. To see them just a few more times would have been an absolute delight.
Astra, 16 [she/her]
Acoustic Theatre’s Ugly Love played at Flightpath Theatre from the 14th to the 23rd July.