Splendid Productions' UBU (streaming video)

“Some people would say that UBU did terrible, blooderous things…”

Behold the tale of UBU! He likes power so much he refuses to give it back. UBU! Can you resist the charm of this puffed-up lump as he guffs his way to THE TOP? UBU!!

Watch as this all-conquering buffoon deviously despatches anyone who gets in his way. Who will stop UBU? No one will stop UBU!

Expect the unexpected! … Or the entirely predictable!


Splendid Productions present a brand new creative adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s surrealist classic. We explore power, leadership and ambition with our usual heady concoction of music, laughter, politics, foolishness and hard-hitting theatrical nonsense

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Additional material (included with streaming & DVD)

Audio Commentary

Adaptors Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales provide further background on the piece, discussing in detail the nature of power, theatre as a tool for social change, and the possible history of UBU’s helmet..

Ask More Questions – UBU in Rehearsal

A 39-minute documentary about the rehearsal process, as Splendid create their first ever 2-person, COVID-safe production, where there is a fourth wall for at least one of the cast… (CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND NEAR-CONSTANT FARTING)

Bonus Pre-show

A Splendid show begins as the audience arrive. UBU warms them up for his own nefarious purposes.

Splendid Productions’ ‘UBU’
Written by: Alfred Jarry
Adapted by: Kerry Frampton & Ben Hales
Directed by: Kerry Frampton & Matt Wilde
Assistant Director: Cordelia Stevenson
Songs by:
  Ben Hales
Design by: Kerry Frampton
Costumes & Puppets: Heather Castle-Rainsbury,
Christine Frampton, Kerry Frampton
Cast: Kerry Frampton, Scott Smith
‘UBU’ running time: 66 mins
Subtitles: English subtitles for UBU film (toggle using the CC button)
Suitability: Ages 11+ for main feature,
15+ for Rehearsal Footage
Extras: 38 min rehearsal documentary (CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE), audio commentary from adaptors Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales.
Filmed at: The Quarry Theatre, Bedford,
22 September 2021

30 day rental: £7.50

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1 year rental: £35.00

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Multi-title discount for 1-yr streams. Rent more, save more! 

Streaming Super Pack: £55.00

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Digital & Physical Production Resources

Streaming video rentals:
£7.50 for 30 days’ access
£35.00 for 1 year’s access (includes optional DVD, and multiple title offer applies)

Scripts (physical product): £15
Education Packs (digital & physical): £5 /£12

Special offer Production Streaming Super Packs (1-year stream, optional DVD, script & education pack by title): £55

Special offer Multiple title discounts: 2xtitles £60 / 3xtitles £85 / 4xtitles £110 / 5xtitles £140 / 6xtitles £160 / 7xtitles £180 / 8xtitles £195 / 9xtitles £210 / 10xtitles £230 / 11xtitles £245


Mind Maps

available in 3 sizes, laminated for extra protection

A4: £12  / A3: £20  / A2: £30

Performance Skills Top Tip Sheets

laminated, A4 size only

Special offer Mind Map 4-pack 

Any 4 x A4 Mind Maps and/or Tip Sheets: £40
Any 4 x A3 Mind Maps: £70

Splendid Streaming Training videos

Splendid Style: Being Splendid £35 for 1 year’s access

Online CPDs: £20 for 30 days’ access
Devising Political Theatre online CPD
Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht online CPD

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1 title: £35
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3 titles: £85
4 titles: £110
5 titles: £140
6 titles: £160
7 titles: £180
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9 titles: £210
10 titles: £230
11 titles: £245

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