Stuffed Puppet Theatre, Holland



The production is the bizarre story of King Ubu and his ambitious wife Ma Ubu.

Ubu is impulsive, violent and egocentric.  He makes stupidity into his biggest force (some leaders in our world today may show and uneasy resemblance in this aspect).

Greed, lust, pride and wrath guide them.

The origian play, ‘Ubu Roi’ written by Alfred Jarry in 1896, was a provocation of bourgeois theatre and bourgeois society. Instead of morality and merit, in this play stupidity and primal violence are victorious.

Neville Tranter writes:
‘My large puppets with their bizarre looks are perfect for exposing the grotesque, absurd and darkness in Ubu, and their lack of morality is strangely funny.’ My Ubu ends with good news: Even the Ubu’s in this world do not reign endlessly. But there is also bad news: Other Ubu’s will follow sooner or later!’

Performer: Neville Tranter
Director: Neville Tranter / Wim Sitvast
Playwright: Neville Tranter 
Scenography: Neville Tranter
Puppets: Neville Tranter


Age: 12+
Language: English
Price: 100 kr.
Duration: 70 min..



Saturday 12/11 kl. 19:00
Sunday 13/11 kl. 15:00


Ticket sales start on September 15th 2022, at 10:00

Buy tickets here

Festival of Wonder 2021