The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - With Exclusive Pre-Show Event

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - With Exclusive Pre-Show Event

Join Playwave and STC for a big night out for just $25 – including your ticket to this hit show, exclusive pre-show event, and conversation with Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams.

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Exclusive to Playwave members and young people, this all-inclusive night out packs a whole lot of bonuses into just $25. At the pre-show event, meet some like-minded people, hear about this funny, shocking and thought-provoking show from director Kip Williams - and make the most of the snacks and drinks!

The conversation will be MC’d by Jess Arthur, Sydney Theatre Company’s Directing Associate, and there’ll be plenty of time for Q & A with Kip. 

Then go in to see this critically acclaimed production, starring Hugo Weaving as a villainous gangster.

About the play

Arturo Ui is a small-time gangster with a lust for power. In a city shaken by economic crisis and undermined by corruption, Ui keeps rising and rising until he reaches the very top. When he gets there, he won’t be breaking the law, he’ll be making it.

Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Bertolt Brecht’s play is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. Set in 1930s Chicago, it has the wit, murder and musicality of a gangster movie while asking a very political question – how do we let a man like that come to power?

“Wonderfully entertaining and shocking theatre” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

"In an era of alternative facts, this cinematically inclined production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui will win Brecht new fans with young audiences, encouraging them to see theatre as having an inherently political potential. And that is exactly as Brecht would have wanted it." ★★★★½ Daily Review 

“Weaving is nothing short of astonishing” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

“Williams has assembled an enviable cast” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

Event: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Play running time: 7.30pm – 9.45pm (2hrs 15mins, no interval)
The Risky Stuff: Strong language and violent themes. Use of theatrical haze, strobe lighting and gun shots.


  • 18 Apr - 18 Apr, 18
  • Regular price $66.00 $25.00 Playwave Price

  • All Ages
  • Roslyn Packer Theatre
    22 Hickson Road
    Walsh Bay NSW 2000

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