UBU ROI

"Isn't injustice just as good as justice?"

 

Dreams Before Dawn Festival

Theatre de Menilmontant, Paris
July 14th-16th

 

The Brunswick Pub, Hove

August 2nd

 

Join us on the absurdly violent/sexual journey of one man...a man who 

promises to make Poland great again! 

 

In December 1896, Alfred Jarry's new play, 'Ubu Roi', induced a riot in 

the Paris theatre where it debuted. 120 years later, Squall + Frenzy 

present a daring new adaptation of this symbolist masterpiece. 

 

The grandstanding villainy of Pere  Ubu is more relevant than 

ever in an age of Trump, where  reality TV stars who boast of their disdain towards normal  people take power: 

 

"Good and evil, right and wrong, up and  down, into the pit!"

 

With influences from English pantomime, commedia dell'arte, Brecht 

and Shakespeare, this surreal critique of current  politics turns the audience into participants, while 'King Shit' rants 

and raves onstage, obliterating opponents and  supporters alike, raising laughter and, at times, fear.

The Bear, General Lasky, Pere Ubu

The Bear, General Lasky, Pere Ubu

Matt Grief, Tamsin Harding, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Bordure

Bordure

Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere & Mere Ubu

Pere & Mere Ubu

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere & Pere Ubu

Mere & Pere Ubu

Ada Dodds, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere Ubu

Mere Ubu

Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier

Tsar Alexei, Bordure

Tsar Alexei, Bordure

Chris Gates, Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu, Lasky, Gyron

Pere Ubu, Lasky, Gyron

Jonny Parlett, Tamsin Harding, Chris Gates (image by Isabel Sensier)

The Horse!

The Horse!

Tamsin Harding, Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere & Mere Ubu

Pere & Mere Ubu

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

Buggerlaus

Buggerlaus

Matt Swan (image by Isabel Sensier)

General Lasky

General Lasky

Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu

Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere & Mere Ubu, The Bear

Pere & Mere Ubu, The Bear

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds, Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

Bear, Sea Captain, Mere & Pere Ubu

Bear, Sea Captain, Mere & Pere Ubu

Matt Grief, Chris Gates, Ada Dodds, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Buggerlaus

Buggerlaus

Matt Swan (image by Isabel Sensier)

King Wenceslaus & Pere Ubu

King Wenceslaus & Pere Ubu

Matt Grief, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Bear, Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Bear, Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Matt Grief, Jonny Parlett,Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu

Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Buggerlause

Buggerlause

Matt Swan (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere Ubu, Captain Gyron

Mere Ubu, Captain Gyron

Ada Dodds, Chris Gates (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu, Horse

Pere Ubu, Horse

Jonny Parlett, Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

Tsar Alexi

Tsar Alexi

Chris Gates, (image by Isabel Sensier)

The ghost of King Wenceslaus

The ghost of King Wenceslaus

Chris Gates (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu, Mere Ubu

Pere Ubu, Mere Ubu

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier

Queen Rosamunde

Queen Rosamunde

Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Audience member leaving 'the pit'

Audience member leaving 'the pit'

Image by Isabel Sensier

Bordure

Bordure

Matt Grief

Pere & Mere Ubu

Pere & Mere Ubu

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

General Lasky

General Lasky

Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

The death of Bordure

The death of Bordure

Matt Grief, Chris Gates (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Jonny Parlett, Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Captain Gyron, General Lasky

Captain Gyron, General Lasky

Chris Gates, Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Bordure's revenge, with Tsar Alexi

Bordure's revenge, with Tsar Alexi

Matt Grief, Chris Gates (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere Ubu reads the letter

Mere Ubu reads the letter

Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere & Pere Ubu

Mere & Pere Ubu

Ada Dodds, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu

Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Mere & Pere Ubu

Mere & Pere Ubu

Ada Dodds, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Buggerlaus defends his mother

Buggerlaus defends his mother

Matt Swan, Jonny Parlett, Matt Grief (image by Isabel Sensier)

The Bakery Scene

The Bakery Scene

Chris Gates, Matt Swan, Tamsing Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Financiers, into the pit

Financiers, into the pit

Matt Swan (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere & Mere Ubu in bed

Pere & Mere Ubu in bed

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

Is this the end of King Wenceslaus?

Is this the end of King Wenceslaus?

Ada Dodds, Chris Gates, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Swear on the breast!

Swear on the breast!

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds, Matt Grief, Audience Member (name unknown) (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere & Mere Ubu, Interrupted

Pere & Mere Ubu, Interrupted

Jonny Parlett, Ada Dodds (image by Isabel Sensier)

The meal

The meal

Matt Swan, Ada Dodds, Matt Grief, Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier

Sailing away

Sailing away

Matt Grief, Chris Gates, Ada Dodds, Jonny Parlett, Tamsin Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu

Jonny Parlett (image by Isabel Sensier)

Buggerlaus, all tied up

Buggerlaus, all tied up

Matt Swan (image by Isabel Sensier)

Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Pere Ubu, General Lasky

Jonny Parlett, Tamsing Harding (image by Isabel Sensier)

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