Wed 24 Feb

Ubu Roi

Cert. 15

Special Screenings

120 mins

in French with English subtitles

Directed by Declan Donnellan | Stage design by Nick Ormerod | with Xavier Boiffier, Camille Cayol, Vincent de Bouard, Christophe Grégoire, Cécile Leterme, Sylvain Levitte | Produced by Cheek by Jowl with Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux / Sceaux / Scène Nationale and Comédie de Béthune, Centre Dramatique National Nord / Pas-de-Calais.

“Exhilaratingly fresh…blackly hilarious”
The Independent

Charting the exploits of the tyrannical King Ubu, the play is a startling challenge to the comfortable and conventional. Menacing, petulant and wonderfully anarchic, Alfred Jarry’s piercing humour continues to fascinate us, enabling a world of rich theatrical possibilities in a parade of the grotesque that keeps pace with our own times.

Rediscover this cult play in the internationally acclaimed adaptation by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod from Cheek by Jowl broadcast from the Lincoln Center in New York.

The screening will be preceded by an introduction with the stage director Declan Donnellan and stage designer Nick Ormerod.

This production is suitable for 16+



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