Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in a co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres present

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

By Bertolt Brecht, translated by Stephen Sharkey

Wednesday 26 October - Saturday 12 November

Auditorium - Tickets: £7.50 - £26.50 (Bargain Seats and Previews £10, Matinees £7.50 - £12)

Details

A GANGSTER SPECTACLE

1930s Chicago. Small time crime boss Arturo and his men offer protection. Protection for workers, jobs, businesses. As the Great Depression hits the City’s fortunes, Arturo strikes a deal and makes a killing until soon his shadow looms from the markets to the docks. But whether you’re with him or against him, you can’t ignore the resistible rise of Arturo Ui.

Written by Stephen Sharkey, this potent translation of Brecht’s shocking 1941 satire contains pitch black humour in a striking new production directed by the Young Vic’s Associate Director, Walter Meierjohann.

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University of Nottingham

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Cast

Ian Bartholomew – Arturo Ui
Leanne Best – Barker / All Women
Nick Cavaliere – Givola
Eliot Giurrlarocca – Dogsborough Jnr / Mulberry / Fish / Inna / Trader Three
Mike Goodenough – Giri
William Hoyland – Dogsborough / Actor / Judge / Ignatius / Dullfleet / Ciceronian
Nicholas Khan – Flake / Ragg / Harry Cohen / Trader One
Robin Kingsland – Clark / Sheet / Defence
Nick Moss – Roma
Sion Tudor Owen – Butcher / Trader Two / Prosecution / Bowl

Company

Translator – Stephen Sharkey
Director – Walter Meierjohann
Designer – Ti Green
Lighting Designer – Mike Gunning
Composition & Sound Designer – Nikola Kodjabashia
AV & Costume Designer – Louis Price
Movement Director – Carolina Valdes
Casting Director – Louis Hammond
Costume Supervisor – Jacquie Davies
Assistant Director – Mia Theil Have
Script Consultant – Petra Truscher
Dialect Coach – Tim Charrington

Dates & Times

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Wed 26 Oct 7:45pm Wed 26 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Thu 27 Oct 7:45pm Thu 27 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Fri 28 Oct 7:45pm Fri 28 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Sat 29 Oct 7:45pm Sat 29 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Mon 31 Oct 7:45pm Mon 31 Oct Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Tue 1 Nov 7:45pm Tue 1 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Wed 2 Nov 7:45pm Wed 2 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Thu 3 Nov 1:30pm Thu 3 Nov Auditorium 1:30pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Thu 3 Nov 7:45pm Thu 3 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Fri 4 Nov 7:45pm Fri 4 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Sat 5 Nov 2:30pm Sat 5 Nov Auditorium 2:30pm Sign Interpreted £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Sat 5 Nov 7:45pm Sat 5 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Tue 8 Nov 7:45pm Tue 8 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm Post Show Talk £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Wed 9 Nov 7:45pm Wed 9 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Thu 10 Nov 1:30pm Thu 10 Nov Auditorium 1:30pm £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Thu 10 Nov 7:45pm Thu 10 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm Captioned Performance £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Fri 11 Nov 7:45pm Fri 11 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £7.50 - £26.50
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Sat 12 Nov 7:45pm Sat 12 Nov Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £26.50

Reviews

Ominously elegant…A superb performance. Four Stars ****

The Times

The cynical subjugation of the collective will has never been so entertaining – resistance is useless. Four Stars ****

The Guardian

Fast-moving and enjoyable. Four stars ****

The Independent

Stephen Sharkey’s new translation is stiletto-sharp.

The Observer

Unquestionably, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui is as close to theatrical perfection as anybody has a right to expect.

…the entire cast are at the very top of their game and so make the whole play zip along at lightening speed.

…in truth it is the play and it is the message that are most captivating and most disturbing, making this one of the finest productions to have been played out on this stage for a very long time.

The Stage

Meierjohann has created a muscular, masculine production…where vaudeville meets Shakespeare meets nourish thriller.

Bartholomew’s transformation from gauche, scowling outsider to eloquent, murderous megalomaniac is mesmerizing.

8/10. Powerful storytelling

Liverpool Echo

This production is stylish, slick and moves from scene to scene effortlessly. Full of humour, dark though it is, the writing is so good that you can’t help but laugh.

9/10. A first class, solid piece, this is one show that must not be missed.

Click Liverpool

The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui is a play of such dynamic satirical force that by the very nature of Brecht’s indomitable writing and the marvelous adaptation and translation of Stephen Sharkey it stands out as a play that should be performed time and time again.

Five Stars *****

Liverpool University

Ti Green’s bold and deceptively complex set crammed with multimedia devices that make for a quite unrivalled visual experience.

Made Up: On Stage in Liverpool

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