UBU (2020/2022)

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"A politically charged, unique theatrical experience"

Drama & Theatre Magazine

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"... some of your best work. We all loved it... plenty to take in and write about. A really fantastic show so congrats to all involved."

Philip Griffin, Head of Drama,
Monmouth School for Boys

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"Simply fantastic! ... Thank you, Kerry and Scott for giving my students this fabulous experience today. "

Louise Land, Head of Drama,
South Nottinghamshire Academy

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  Kerry Frampton & Scott Smith in Splendid’s 2020 production of UBU (photos: Lewis Wileman)

“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!

UBU!!!

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.

Theatre tour poster design & photo: Ben Hales

Splendid Productions’ ‘UBU’
Toured Sept 2020 – March 2022
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 by: Kerry Frampton, Heather Castle-Rainsbury, Christine Frampton

Cast & Characters

Kerry Frampton: UBU
Scott Smith: The Writer

with thanks to:
Mal Smith, Lucy Cuthbertson, Greenwich Theatre

More about UBU

UBU DVD
£35
UBU script
£15
UBU Education Pack
£12
UBU Super Pack
£55
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