The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

21 Mar — 28 Apr 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company and UBS present
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Tom Wright

We get the leaders we deserve

Arturo Ui is a small-time gangster with a lust for power. In a city shaken by economic crisis and undermined by corruption, Ui keeps rising and rising until he reaches the very top. When he gets there, he won’t be breaking the law, he’ll be making it.

Hugo Weaving returns to Sydney Theatre Company in this powerhouse role. Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Bertolt Brecht’s play is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. Set in 1930s Chicago, it has the wit, murder and musicality of a gangster movie while asking a very political question – how do we let a man like that come to power?

STC's Artistic Director Kip Williams brings a bold, visually inventive vision to this great play. With a cast that includes the legendary Peter Carroll alongside Mitchell Butel (STC's Arms and the Man), Anita Hegh (STC's Cloud Nine) and Ursula Yovich (STC's The Golden Age), this promises to be a big, entertaining and thought-provoking night out.

“Brecht’s anti-fascist study of political power hits home.”
The Guardian

Duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Content warning Strong language, violence

Production Patrons Danita Lowes & David Fite


Ticket information

STC 2018 Season Tickets
This play is currently only available as part of an STC 2018 Season Ticket (a pack of 6 or more plays). Save at least 20% on full price single tickets, access the best available seats and get a lot of exclusive benefits all year. More info.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $96
Adult A Reserve $87
Concession $71
Seniors cardholder $79
Preview $66
Under 30 $66

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