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Tinderbox's Ubu The King to reign over The MAC in Belfast

The politically charged Ubu The King is inspired by Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry

TINDERBOX Theatre Company returns to The MAC in Belfast this month with their new production, Ubu The King.

Running from February 12 to February 23, the politically charged play is inspired by Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry, which created a revolutionary stir when it first premiered in Paris in 1906.

Tinderbox's production will transpose the classic tale to a modern French Patisserie kitchen, where Head Chef Ubu and his wife and sous chef Ma Ubu cause chaos and tyranny with disastrous consequences.

Directed by Patrick J O'Reilly, Ubu The King promises dance, visuals and multi-role performances from five local performers.

"The show sparked riots when it first premiered in Paris, due its unforgiving nature in revealing the brutality and grotesquery evident in humanity," comments O'Reilly.

"Ubu The King unfortunately seems all too real in 2019."

:: Tickets from £12.50 to £18 via Themaclive.com or Tinderbox.org.uk

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