Jarry's play is like a torrent of accumulated energy that brilliantly spews streams of imagination, humour, persiflage, lyrics or drastic grotesque. Nonsense is made into sense, comedy into tragedy. Ubu The King is the opposite of aristocratic nobility. It is the embodiment of stupidity, lust, greed and vulgarity. Drunk with power, it proves that lawlessness is no worse than lawfulness. The narrow-mindedness of those around him legalizes his power. A dramatic hyperbole about the destructive power of stupidity creates space for lively, playful and offensive theatre.
Premiere on 9 February 2019 at the Grand Theatre.