The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

3.8 (8) · Contemporary

Brecht’s satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue.


Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself.

Ui and his henchmen just want to look after you, to offer protection for workers, for jobs, for businesses. Nothing to fear. But a little bribery here, some harmless corruption there, and soon something much more dangerous takes hold.

Critic reviews

Lenny Henry gives a powerful, well-paced performance as Ui.

The Independent

Hitler's rise to power is parodied in Brecht's allegorical satire with the Führer as scary as a tea cosy. But the finale is sobering


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Thu 20 Apr - Sat 17 Jun, Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Thu & Sat mats at 2.30pm


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