Bertolt Brecht’s play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opens at Nottingham Playhouse

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A NEW translation of playwright Bertolt Brecht’s allegory about Hitler’s rise to power will open at Nottingham Playhouse tonight (Wednesday).

Acclaimed playwright Stephen Sharkey is behind the new translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui which is directed by renowned international director Walter Meierjohann.

Set in 1930s Chicago after the Great Depression has hit the city’s fortunes, small time crime boss Arturo strikes a deal and makes a killing.

Arturo uses words while his cohorts use violence to take control of the city until it becomes impossible to ignore the resistible rise of Arturo Ui.

In this play, Ian Bartholomew takes the title role and the production is a joint project between the Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman.

The show comes to Nottingham after its Liverpool run.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs from 26th October until 12th November. Tickets are priced from £7.50 and are available from www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or by contacting the Box Office on (0115) 941 9419.