Tue 28 January - Sat 1 February
Kneehigh: Ubu! A Singalong Satire
Conceived by Carl Grose, Charles Hazelwood & Mike Shepherd
Created by the company
Based on the play by Alfred Jarry
We all know an Ubu.
Impossibly greedy, Unstoppably crude, and hell-bent on making this country great again.
Venue: Quays Theatre
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval
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.
Suitable for ages 10+
A limited number of seats will be available for those with access needs or who otherwise need to sit at some point during the performance. Please let us know when booking if you would like a wheelchair space.
Kneehigh returns to it’s roots, exploding Alfred Jarry’s surreal, riot-inducing and weirdly prescient masterpiece.
Ubu, is a wildly entertaning rough-and-ready promenade musical that puts the audience firmly at it’s heart. Part play, part rock gig, part stand-up, part game show, part singalong mass karaoke, Ubu is a thrillingly unique theatrical experience led by a skilled team of Kneehigh stalwarts at their anarchic best.
With a belting Kneehigh band playing a cracking catalogue of classic tunes, all that’s missing is that magical ingredient – you! Come together, howl in protest and sing in hope for a better future.
Kneehigh’s UBU is a joy as an act of resistance. 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
‘Kneehigh has mastered the art of injecting magic into theatre’
‘Kneehigh stands head and shoulders above most other touring companies in Britain’
‘[Kneehigh] have influenced a new generation of theatre makers’
‘The UK’s best touring company’