Lenny Henry in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at The Donmar Warehouse...
Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself.
Ui and his henchmen just want to look after you, to offer protection for workers, for jobs, for businesses. Nothing to fear. But a little bribery here, some harmless corruption there, and soon something much more dangerous takes hold.
Brecht’s satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue will be given a new translation by Pulitzer, Olivier and Tony Award-winning American playwright, Bruce Norris. Lenny Henry makes his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui.
Casting includes Philip Cumbus, Lucy Eaton, Tom Edden, Lucy Ellinson, Lenny Henry, Simon Holland Roberts, Louis Martin, Justine Mitchell, Gloria Obianyo, Michael Pennington, Guy Rhys and Giles Terera.
Info: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring Lenny Henry By Bertolt Brecht is at the Donmar Warehouse from 21 April to 17 June 2017 / Book tickets