Brecht’s tale is hard to resist

BERTOLT Brecht’s classic play The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui is to be presented in a new translation at Nottingham Playhouse from October 26 to November 12.

Local crime boss Arturo Ui has the town in his hands. With a winning smile, a machine gun and an army of hoods, he sets out to take over the cauliflower trade in depression-hit Chicago.

He offers ‘protection’ but it comes at a very high price. Mining a rich vein of satire and black comedy, Brecht presents a no-holds-barred allegory of the rise of Nazism, written in 1941.

Presented here in a new translation by Stephen Sharkey and directed by Walter Meierjohann, this is a chilling reminder that greed and complacency are all it takes for evil to prosper.

Tickets to see this production of The Resistble Rise Of Arturo Ui are available at a cost of £7.50-£26.50 by calling the box office on 0115 9419419.