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Conceived by Carl Grose, Charles Hazlewood and Mike Shepherd | Created by the Company | Based on the play by Alfred Jarry

Kneehigh’s UBU!

A sing-along satire

Running Time: 120 minutes


“ The show simmers delicately on the edge of chaos. This is Kneehigh going back to their roots as exuberant physical performers and it is both joyous and immensely skilful. ”

The Financial Times

Dates

Kneehigh Asylum
15 Aug – 1 Sept
Tuesday – Sunday 7.30pm


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We all know King Ubu. That deranged dictator we all love to hate.

Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably daft and hell-bent on making the country great again!

Sound familiar?

Based by Alfred Jarry’s riot-inducing masterpiece, Kneehigh will let rip with their own version of theatre’s most anarchic creations – KING UBU.

Expect world-class buffoonery in this deliriously unhinged improvised promenade musical (surely the first of its kind!). Featuring some of the most iconic anthems of our times, given a fresh rub 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 that you won’t forget.

He’ll rise! He’ll reign! Only together will we make Ubu fall!

“A perfect blend of slapstick, pertinent politics and fist-in-the-air singalong. Rousing, riotous stuff!” – Mark Kermode

Please note: During this performance you will be up on your feet and free to wander, leave your phones on, go to the bar and sing as loud as you can with the rest of the audience.

Running Times: 120 Minutes

“It’s a big joyous buttock squeeze of a show that at a time when humanity appears to be riven from itself brings us back together in riotous laughs, hearty singalongs and even party games” 

Cornwall Live

Kneehigh's Ubu Gallery