Ubu Karaoke!

Illustration: Daryl Waller
Production photography by Paul Blakemore


Asylum 2018

Ubu Karaoke!

Directed by Carl Grose, with Mike Shepherd
& with Keziah Serreau as Assistant Director
Music Direction by Charles Hazlewood
Created & adapted by a company of performers, led by Mike Shepherd


A roof-raising stark-raving sing-along satire!


We all know an Ubu.
Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again!
Sound familiar?

Inspired by Alfred Jarry’s riot-inducing masterpiece, Kneehigh will wind-up and let rip their own version of theatre’s most anarchic creation - KING UBU.

Expect world-class buffoonery from Kneehigh stalwarts in this deliriously unhinged improvised promenade musical (surely the first of its kind)! Featuring some of the most iconic rock & pop anthems of all time, given a fresh run for their money by a belting Kneehigh band plus an extraordinary choir of extras – you!* - we guarantee this will be a rocking, rollicking riot of ridiculousness you won't forget!

Ubu haunted by his enemies President Nick Dallas among shouting crowds 


Ubu is suitable for adults, teenagers and adventurous children over the age of 10.
Estimated running time: 120 minutes.

The Asylum is back in a new site at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and plans are afoot to create the ultimate night out! This year it’s all about breaking the rules with style, with pop-up shows, surprise acts and spontaneous events invigorating a season of world-class theatre and epic live music. The Asylum will run from 2 August until 22 September. Find out more on our Asylum page or book your tickets via Hall for Cornwall.

The Address for the Asylum is: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN 

Ubu haunted by his enemies


Created by the Company,   Based on the play by Alfred Jarry
Director & Assistant Director   Carl Grose & Keziah Serreau, with Mike Shepherd
Music Director   Charles Hazlewood
Designer   Michael Vale
Lighting Designer   Mike Gunning
Choreography   Kyla Goodey & Tom Jackson-Greaves
Prop Makers   Sarah Wright & Alice King
Costume Supervisor   Megan Rarity
The Sweaty Bureaucrats   Alex Lupo, Dom Coyote, Justin Lee Radford, Ian Ross
The Master of Ceremonies   Niall Ashdown
President Nick Dallas   Dom Coyote
Bobbi, his daughter   Kyla Goodey
Captain Shittabrique   Robi Luckay
Mr Ubu   Katy Owen
Mrs Ubu, his wife   Mike Shepherd

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