The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, our co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, is receiving rave reviews following its press night on Tuesday.
The play follows the rise of local crime boss Arturo Ui in depression hit 1930s Chicago. With a winning smile, a machine gun and an army of hoods, he sets out to take over the cauliflower trade and become master of the city.
This is Brecht for the Pulp Fiction generation. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is perfect viewing for fans of shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire and for those that enjoy powerful storytelling.
‘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
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‘Fast-moving and enjoyable.’ Four Stars **** – The Independent
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‘Stephen Sharkey’s new translation is stiletto-sharp.’ – The Observer
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‘Unquestionably, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is as close to theatrical perfection as anybody has a right to expect.’ – The Stage
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‘8/10. Powerful storytelling’ – Liverpool Echo
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‘9/10. A first class, solid piece, this is one show that must not be missed.’ – Click Liverpool
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‘The Resistible 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
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‘Ti Green’s bold and deceptively complex set crammed with multimedia devices that make for a quite unrivalled visual experience.’ – Made Up
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