Thursday 5 - Saturday 21 December
2.30pm (Wed & Sat)
7.30pm (Monday - Saturday)
Theatre & Performance
Conceived by Carl Grose, Charles Hazlewood and Mike Shepherd
Created by the Company
Based on the play by Alfred Jarry
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!
"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
“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 (albeit militia-based party games).” ★★★★★ Cornwall Live
"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.