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.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
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    Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £79  29% off
    7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Ubu Roi
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    115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Ubu Roi
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