The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1978)

Alie Street
13 Oct - 18 Nov 1978
Stage Plan - The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui Stage Plan - The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui

This was a gangster spectacle. As noted by Brecht: “Ui is a parable play, written with the aim of destroying a dangerous respect commonly felt for great killers… The petty rogue whom the rulers permit to become a rogue on the grand scale can occupy a special position in roguery, but not in our attitude to history… If the collapse of Hitler’s enterprises is no evidence that he was a half-wit, neither is their scope any guarantee that he was a great man.”

Arturo Ui was presented in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut as part of their Seventies Meet the Twenties Festival.

Design, programme and marketing

Cast List

Creative Team

  • Rob Walker Director
  • Iona McLeish Designer
  • Hans Dieter-Hosalla Music
  • Donald McLeish Lighting Designer
  • Tom Donnellan Stage Manager

Interviews

Reviews

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