Ubu Roi

★★★★ ‘Ludens are ones to watch out for’ Mary Brennan, The Herald
★★★★ 'Wilfully messy...in a way that gives Juvenalia a good name' Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland
★★★★ Brilliant...unpredictable as its 19th-century predecessor’ Becca Inglis, TV Bomb
Stagger me sideways! King Ubu, usurper to the throne of Baloney, carries a mop instead of a scepter and dreams of his pâté de dog. Meanwhile, he liquidates enemies and friends. Under his reign citizens face unbearable taxation and crippling whimsy, until someone calls for revolution...Ubu Roi is an absurd comedy which caused riots and launched the European avant-garde. Ludens Ensemble transform Ubu into a big old bash. Featuring interactive videos, on stage DJ set, puppetry, shadow play, object manipulation and four actors who move about and say things.

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Philippos Philippou

  • Artistic Director


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    Ludens Ensemble


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    Philippos Philippou
    Artistic Director