Â‘Ubu Roi,Â’ written by Alfred Jarry in 1896, has been described as a farcical and absurdist reworking of ShakespeareÂ’s Macbeth.
Pa Ubu is a vulgar, gluttonous, dishonest, stupid and grotesque man and is persuaded by his wife, Ma Ubu, to kill the King of Poland and take the throne. Once crowned King, Pa Ubu unleashes havoc on the country and its citizens. The play is fast-paced, obscene and very sexual charged with laughs a plenty as Pa Ubu attempts to take over the world!
Paralleling in parts, Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ but with a farcical and absudist twist, ‘Ubu Roi’ promises a night of hideous fun and laughter and plenty of comic action.
On from the 29th October – 31st October in Jane Holloway Hall 7.30pm. Tickets Â£5 (Â£3 students) on sale now at the SU Box Office.