It's a bit over long and it lacks bite but it’s fun. If you are looking for something different then this show, which allows the audience to be in the thick of the action and actively involved in the storytelling then this could fit the bill. It's a loose adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 satire on power, blurring the boundaries between gig and theatre. You will definitely want to sing along to the brilliant band although you might regret the lack of savagery.
As much a gig as it is a piece of theatre, this enormously fun piece has already been seen around the country a number of times so it’s a sure thing. You’ll be singing along shamelessly in no time.
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 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!