About This Show

We all know King Ubu. That deranged dictator we all love to hate. Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably daft and hell-bent on making the country great again! Sound familiar? Based on Alfred Jarry’s riot-inducing masterpiece, Kneehigh will let rip with their own version of theatre’s most anarchic creations – KING UBU. Expect world-class buffoonery in this deliriously unhinged improvised promenade musical (surely the first of its kind!). Featuring some of the most iconic anthems of our times, given a fresh rub for their money by a belting Kneehigh band, plus an extraordinary choir of extras – you! – we guarantee this will be a rocking, rollicking riot of ridiculousness that you won’t forget.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 28 January 2020 Final Performance: 01 February 2020
Location: The Lowry, Salford

Pier 8Salford Quays,


M5 2AZ

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Mike Shepherd Mrs Ubu - His Wife
Kyla Goodey Bobbi - His Daughter
Niall Ashdown Jeremy Wardle - The Host
Dom Coyote President Nick Dallas
Robbi Luckay Captain Shittabrique
Nandhi Bhebe The Brave Dissenter
Alex Lupo House Band - Sweaty Bureaucrats
Dom Coyoto House Band - Sweaty Bureaucrats
Justin Lee Radford House Band - Sweaty Bureaucrats
Renell Shaw House Band - Sweaty Bureaucrats
Nandi Bhebe House Band - Sweaty Bureaucrats

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