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Lenny Henry plays Arturo Ui

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:30 to Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 19:30
Donmar Warehouse, London

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

By Bertolt Brecht

In a new translation by Bruce Norris

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.

Public booking opens 6 December.