Plays Directory : Ubu Roi

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Alfred Jarry
  • Written
    1896
  • Overview
    a play by Alfred Jarry, premiered in 1896. It is one of the precursors to the Theatre of the Absurd and the greater surrealist art movement of the early twentieth century. It is the first of three stylised burlesques in which Jarry satirises European philosophies and their absurd practices — in particular the propensity of the complacent bourgeois to abuse the authority engendered by success. It was followed by Ubu Cocu (Ubu Cuckolded) and Ubu Enchaîné (Ubu Enchained), neither of which was performed during his 34-year life.

    "The central character is notorious for his infantile engagement with his world," wrote Jane Taylor. "Ubu inhabits a domain of greedy self-gratification." Jarry's metaphor for the modern man, he is an antihero — fat, ugly, vulgar, gluttonous, grandiose, dishonest, stupid, jejune, voracious, cruel, cowardly and evil

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5 known characters

3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Sebastian Annison-Thacker
2019, King Wenceslas
Burdall's Yard
Adam Rachid Lazaar
2019, Alexis the Tsar
Burdall's Yard, Bath, England.
Georgia Thomas
Georgia Thomas
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Costume Supervisor
Benedict Kershaw
2019, Actor
Burdall's Yard
Emily Linzey
Emily Linzey
Actor
2018, Wallop (Actor)
Ravensfield Theatre
Aleksandra Helena
2018, Ma Ubu
Melanie Armer
Melanie Armer
Director
2018, Director
Adam Tompa
Adam Tompa
Actor
2018, Dogpile
Chris Gates
Chris Gates
Actor
2017, King Wenceslas, Captain Gyron, Tsar Alexi
Théâtre de Ménilmontant
Matt Grief
Matt Grief
Actor
2017, Bordure
Theatre de Menilmontant
Tamsin Harding
2017, Queen Rosamunde/General Lasky
Theatre de Menilmontant
Tamsin Harding
2017, Queen Rosamunde/General Lasky
Brunswick Pub
Aleksandra Krninova
Aleksandra Krninova
Costume Designer
2017, Costume Designer
Chloe Walker
Chloe Walker
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Deputy Stage Manager
The Watermill Theatre
Chris Gates
Chris Gates
Actor
2016, King Wenceslas, Captain Gyron, Tsar Alexi
Tamsin Harding
2016, Queen Rosamunde/General Lasky
Emily Lewis
Emily Lewis
Actor
2016, Lead: Pa Ubu
The Crescent Theatre
Rory Howson
Rory Howson
Technical Manager
2016, Sound Designer
Watermill Theatre
Alexi Parkin
Alexi Parkin
Actor
2016, Captain Boudure
Hassocks, Stenning, Lancing, Brighton
Lewis Doley
Lewis Doley
Actor
2016, Bordure
The Crescent Theatre

Alternative Names

King Turd, King Ubu, Ubu Roi, Alfred Jarry, Ubu The King