Ubu Roi Ubu Roi
GC Theatre Company
Gungahlin College Theatre
12 Sep 2017 to 16 Sep 2017
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Tickets - Adult $15
Concession $10
Family $40

Duration - 150 minutes
Restrictions/Warnings
Contains loud noises
Strobe lighting effects used
Coarse language
Smoke effects used
Recommended for Ages 10+



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Synopsis
The story may at first glance seem merely frivolous — the obscene nonsense of schoolboys. It is a parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth with bits of Hamlet and King Lear tossed in.

As the play begins, Ubu leads a revolution, and kills the King of Poland and most of the royal family. The Queen of Poland then dies. The ghost of the dead king calls for revenge, prompting Ubu to begin killing the population and taking their money. Ubu's henchman gets thrown into prison; he then escapes to Russia, where he gets the Tsar to declare war on Ubu. As Ubu heads out to confront the invading Russians, his wife tries to steal money that Ubu has stashed in the palace. She is driven away by Bougrelas, the crown prince, who is leading a revolt of the people against Ubu. She runs away to her husband, Ubu, who has, in the meantime, defeated the Russians, and who has also been attacked by a bear. Ubu's wife pretends to be the angel Gabriel, in order to try to scare Ubu into forgiving her for her attempt to s ...more
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