THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Rights provided by Alan Brodie Representation
“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.
Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Bertolt Brecht’s play is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. 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?
Artistic Director, Mrs Kellie Billingsley and the Year 11/12 Drama students bring a bold, visually inventive vision to this great play. This production promises to be a big, entertaining and thought-provoking night out.
The production dates are Wednesday 14th March and 15th March 2018, in the Duncraig Theatre at 7pm.
Tickets will go on sale two weeks before the commencement of these performances.
“Brecht’s anti-fascist study of political power hits home”.
Below are the talented cast rehearsing,