Full Cast - The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Duchess
The full cast has been announced for The Chichester Festival production The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, by Bertolt Brecht, in a translation by George Tabori revised by Alistair Beaton, which opens at the West End's Duchess Theatre, 25 Sep 2013, following previews from 18 Sep - running to 7 Dec 2013.
Joining previously mentioned Henry Goodman (Arturo Ui), Michael Feast (Roma), William Gaunt (Old Dogsborough), Joe McGann (Giri/O’Casey), Keith Baxter (Actor), are Mark Carlisle, Alex Giannini, Amanda Gordon, Charlie Hamblett, Lucas Hare, Hugh John, Richard Mark, Lizzy McInnerny, Peter Moreton, Steve Simmonds, Colin Stinton, David Sturzaker, Benny Young.
Directed by Jonathan Church, designed by Simon Higlett, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Mike Walker.
The play is a satirical allegory of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany. Chicago in the 1930s, the Great Depression - a time of unemployment, fear and corruption, and the perfect time for a small-fry crime boss and his henchmen to make it big, to seize a greater power, an absolute power. Arturo Ui and his mob of gangsters run protection rackets for both workers and businesses. Soon Ui's menacing shadow looms large, from the markets, to the docks and across the city itself. You might be with him, you might be against him - it certainly seems you can't stop him.
(Prior to its West End run, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui will return to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester for a limited engagement from 15 August to 14 September.)