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!
Based on 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!
This is Kneehigh going back to their roots as exuberant physical performers and it is both joyous and immensely skilful
This is definitely not subtle, but it is quite good fun
An alternative treat in the run-up to Christmas that will leave you shouting for more
Experiencing Ubu! is like being pulled at the sleeve by a tipsy clown with smudged makeup who wants to dance with you and talk politics
A missed opportunity to satirise modern politics, this show resorts to panto for its obvious parodies and easy laughs
The show includes some impressive dance and acrobatic moves
For all its fun and some garishly good performances (making it a not uninteresting evening), Ubu! often fails to hit the right note