Wed 4 - Sat 21 December 2019


Wednesday 4 - Saturday 21 December


3pm (Thursday)
7.30pm (Monday - Saturday)

Ticket price

£25 (full price); £18 (concessions)
There are 40 Early Bird tickets per performance at £18 each (Wed 4 - Sat 7 Dec only)

Running time

2hrs 30 mins


Theatre & Performance


Assembly Hall

Age guidance




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!

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!

The Offies Awards Nominee: Best Performance Ensemble

Please note: Audiences in the stalls will be standing throughout the show and free to wander. A limited number of seating in the stalls is available in advance for those with access needs and their companions.

Audiences in the balcony will be seated throughout the show. Due to the constraints of Shoreditch Town Hall’s Victorian Grade II listed building, the balcony is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

To discuss any access needs, and to purchase tickets, please do contact a member of Shoreditch Town Hall’s team by calling 020 7739 6176 or e-mailing

The Times
The Stage
The Financial Times

“Is this the future of theatre? … It really could be"

"Timely, raucous and ridiculous gig-theatre"

"Dangerously exhilarating"

"Both joyous and immensely skilful"

Production Images (Richard Gray)
Additional programming
Accessible performances
Post Show Q&A

There will be a post-show Q&A on Tuesday 17 December

There will be an audio described performance on Wednesday 18 December. There will also be a touch tour before that evening's performance, at 6.30pm, which is free of charge.

Please contact or call 020 7739 6176 to book.

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