Ubu and The Truth Commission opens

Ubu and the Truth Commission is the much awaited piece directed by South African artist William Kentridge which opens this week at the Print Room on Notting Hill Gate. Characters, played by Handspring’s  puppets, deliver testimonies that once formed part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Expect to see puppetry, live performance, music, animation and documentary footage. The play draws on both the historical archive of the hearings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and on Ubu Roi, the licentious buffoon created in 1888 by the French playwright, Alfred Jarry. William Kentridge is one of South Africa’s greatest artists and film-makers, internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions, and a frequent collaborator with the Handspring Puppet Company. On Saturday 17th October there will be a free pre-show discussion with South African writer and scholar Jane Taylor and associate director for Ubu and the Truth Commission Janni Younge. Tickets are between £10 and £25 and the play is on to 7th November. the-print-room

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