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Now that’s what I call UBU!

Pics of the last production – haven’t got the production page on the main website up yet, but hopefully that’ll be done later in the week. Or when I get round to it.


Didn’t blog much about our last production, possibly because it was an absolute bloody nightmare in many ways! But as always somehow happens, everything came together in the last few days to produce an excellent show. The show was Now That’s What I Call Ubu!, a compilation of edited versions of Jarry’s Ubu plays, with a framing story and linking bits written by my lovely and talented wife and additional scenes by Rhys and Anne, two other members of the company.

I think the audience were a bit shellshocked. It’s an hour and a half of mad slapstick insanity. "Did you enjoy it?" I’d ask, and they’d look at me with glazed eyes and slightly blown minds and say, "er.. yeeess?" It was certainly an experience.

Annoyingly, only the first play – Ubu Roi is really remembered, despite the fact that the other two plays are actually better. They weren’t performed in Jarry’s lifetime, though, and Roi caused a riot.

The next one will be a bit more sedate, hopefully – the Bard’s Love’s Labours Lost. I’m terrified; I’ve never done Shakespeare – but I’m looking forward to it. It’s a shame we’re going to lose a lot of the current company, who are students. A really lovely crowd. Best of luck to them all.

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