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Ubu Roi: Now Streaming on Digital Theatre+

Our production of Alfred Jarry’s irreverent masterpiece, Ubu Roi, is now available to stream on Digital Theatre+!

As the leading educational platform for the performing arts, Digital Theatre+ provides schools, colleges and universities with access to theatre productions and educational resources to support the teaching of English and Drama. Subscribers get 24/7 access to the platform on any device, whether learning in the classroom or at home.

Cheek by Jowl’s production reunited Declan and Nick with their company of French actors, and went on to play in many cities from Barcelona to Bordeaux, and Coventry to Cluj – as well as two seasons at our London home, the Barbican.

Menacing, hilarious and anarchic, Ubu Roi’s shocking humour continues to fascinate us, enabling a world of rich theatricality that outruns our own times.

Ubu Roi was produced in 2013 by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and La Comédie de Béthune – Centre Dramatique National du Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

The film recording of Ubu Roi was originally presented as part of Lincoln Center Festival 2015.

“Outrageous, overflowing with unbridled energy”


“Brilliant, moving with physical fearlessness between elegance and hideous indignity.”

The Times.
Production photo
Camille Cayol and Christophe Grégoire. Photograph: Johan Persson.
Production photo
Cecile Leterme, Camille Cayol and Vincent de Bouard. Photograph: Johan Persson.

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