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“You don't know me from nothing
What you may have heard - Forget that.
My name is blackened by the envious, my motives are misunderstood, left, right and centre.
Rumour has a hundred tongues and all of them are vicious"

1930s Chicago. A time of unemployment. A time of fear. A time of corruption. A time for a small time gangster and his army to seize absolute power...

Atmospheric, stylish, thrilling and darkly funny. Written by Liverpool playwright Stephen Sharkey (The May Queen) this new potent translation of Brecht’s shocking 1941 satire of Hitler's rise to power is a striking production directed by Walter Meierjohann. Scarcely can the play have been more relevant than now.

**** The Times

**** The Guardian

**** The Independent

**** What's On Stage

8 / 10 Liverpool ECHO

9 / 10 Click Liverpool

9 / 10 Liverpool Confidential

***** University of Liverpool

4 / 5 Seen Magazine


A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Production

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Fri 30 Sep to Sat 22 Oct at the Playhouse

Evenings: Mon to Sat at 7.30pm

Previews: 30 Sep & 1, 3, 4, Oct at 7.30pm

Thursday Matinees: 6, 13, 20 Oct at 1.30pm

Saturday Matinees: 8, 15, 22 Oct at 2.00pm

Tickets: £12-£21 (see Season Saver below)

Age: 12+

Running time: 2 1/2 hours (includes a 15 min interval)

Afterwords: Mon 10 Oct

Page to Stage: Thu 20 Oct  

Audio Described performanceAudio Described:  Thu 20 Oct at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Captioned PerformanceCaptioned: Sat 22 Oct at 2pm

TEACHERS read the education pack to accompany this show and download a copy of our education supplement EdPlus for details about our education activities to complement Arturo Ui (including our Brecht Masterclass before the performance on Tue 18 Oct.)

Click here to watch our education film; an introduction to the play with director Walter Meierjohann and members of the cast.

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Latest photos

  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui_Leanne Best © Stephen Vaughan
  • Arturo in hotel room (costume design and illustrations by Louis Price)
  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui_Ian Bartholomew © Stephen Vaughan
  • Arturo Ui rougher (costume design and illustrations by Louis Price)
  • TheThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui_Eliot Giuralarocca, Sion Tudor Owen and Nick Cavaliere © Stephen Vaughan
  • Betty Dullfeet (costume design and illustrations by Louis Price)

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The more you see the more you save

Buy a full price ticket for a production this season* and save £2 on your 2nd production.

To claim this offer please enter the relevant promotional code at the check out:

  • If booking for 2 shows please enter 1122

*The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui or The Ladykillers

Please note: Season Saver applicable on top two ticket prices only & excludes previews

Tickets available via box office on 0151 709 4776 or book online

NB. We do not charge booking fees.

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