Ubu, greedy and naïve, succumbs to the advice of his ambitious wife to kill the king of Poland. With “Shit!” as his motto he declares war and takes over the government of the country murdering, torturing, imposing taxes and…devouring food.
A surreal story? A fairytale with an unhappy end? A farce that starts innocently but ends tragic? An acute satire of the urban class or a cry against any form of power? Ubu the King, which has marked the end of an entire era in art is above all a provocative, catalytic, subversive, ingenious and delightful text which has been loved worldwide by audiences and critics alike.