The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

by Bertolt Brecht

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.


Direction – Kip Williams.
Assistant Director – Alastair Clark.


The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui was performed March and April 2018 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. Presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Photos: Daniel Boud.


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