SMH Joyce Morgan March 28, 2018 ★★★★½ We get the leaders we deserve. So when politicians are bent, businessmen venal and low-life criminals murderous, the conditions are ripe for the rise of the lowest life of all. Hugo Weaving rages as the chilling despot Arturo Ui. Photo: Daniel Boud Exiled German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote his […]
Daily Review Rozanna Lilley March 28, 2018 4.5 / 5 stars Bertolt Brecht called The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui a ‘parable play’ or Parabelstück. It was written in 1941 when he was in exile from Germany. Ui allegorises Hitler’s rise to power, recasting him as a grasping 1930s Chicago gangster, wreaking bloody havoc on the cauliflower trade as he establishes […]
Stage Noise Diana Simmonds March 28, 2018 THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Sydney Theatre Company at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, 21 March-28 April 2018. Photography by Daniel Boud On opening night of STC’s latest blockbuster, a grinch snippily remarked: “Bertolt Brecht would be spinning in his grave…” How true: spinning with frustration that he couldn’t be part of theatre […]
Audrey Journal Jason Blake March 28, 2018 “WEAVING DAZZLES AS UI” Audrey review: A new translation of a Brecht masterpiece draws dark parallels between the rise of fascism in Europe and the Australia of today. Category:Theatre Show:The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Company:Sydney Theatre Company Where:Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When:21 Mar – 28 […]
Time Out Sydney Ben Neutze March 28, 2018 * * * * * Hugo Weaving flexes his power in Sydney Theatre Company’s take on Brecht’s classic There’s been plenty written recently about the value of satire in effecting political change, asking whether the form has lost its bite. One question seems to hang above it […]
TheMusic.com.au Maxim Boone March 27, 2018 * * * * * When British comedian Lenny Henry played the titular villain in Brecht’s The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, at London’s Donmar Warehouse last year, the spectre of Trump loomed large. Numerous phrases and sound bites, liberally peppered throughout the production, were lifted verbatim from the leader of […]
Suzy Goes See March 27, 2018 Venue: Roslyn Packer Theatre at Walsh Bay (Sydney NSW), Mar 21 – Apr 28, 2018 Playwright: Bertolt Brecht (translated by Tom Wright) Director: Kip Williams Cast: Mitchell Butel, Peter Carroll, Tony Cogin, Ivan Donato, Anita Hegh, Brent Hill, Colin Moody, Monica Sayers, Hugo Weaving, Charles Wu, Ursula Yovich Images by Daniel Boud A […]
The Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Fortescue March 22, 2018 Hugo Weaving at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney where he will make his role debut as Arturo Ui in Bertolt Brecht’s 1941 gangster tale, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. , who is going to be in a play called The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, […]
The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui‘s previews started tonight at Roslyn Packer Theatre. Check out the latest interview with clips from the rehearsals, courtesy of ABC 730 (pics in the gallery).
Hugo returns to STC in a powerhouse role as a villainous gangster fighting to reach the top at any cost in Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Previews 21-26 March, Season 28 March-28 April. Get your tickets here.