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 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?
Hugo Weaving leads a cast including Mitchell Butel, Peter Carroll, Tony Cogin, Ivan Donato, Anita Hegh, Brent Hill, Colin Moody, Monica Sayers, Charles Wu and Ursula Yovich.
Kip Williams directs.