Ubu Roi  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND JUNE 2014

ADDRESS
, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
18-21 June 7.45pm; Sun 22 June 3pm
 
PRICES
£16-£30
 

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Ubu RoiRenowned theatre company Cheek By Jowl performs Alfred Jarry's brutal French language satire about greed and the abuse of power in a 10-day run at the Barbican. Drawing on the plot-lines from Shakespearean drama and boasting a bigger body count than a Quentin Tarantino film, Ubu Roi tells the story of the grotesque Pere Ubu, who is egged on by his monstrous wife to murder the royal family of Poland and usurp the crown. There follows a reign of terror, the perversely evil yet comically absurd nature of which inspired riots on the play's premiere in Paris in 1896. Subsequently outlawed for its scandalous language (Ubu's first two lines are 'Merde' - the French word for shit), violence and disrespect for authority, Jarry's curious work inspired future absurdist playwrights such as Beckett and Ionesco, and is celebrated for its quality and impact despite its often nonsensical phrasing.

 

About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican Theatre

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Barbican Tube Station
 
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Moorgate Tube Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Ubu Roi
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Ubu Roi, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Ubu Roi
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Ubu Roi, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Ubu Roi
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Ubu Roi
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Ubu Roi
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Ubu Roi
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Ubu Roi
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Ubu Roi
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