Lenny Henry in The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry in The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse

Full cast announced for Donmar’s Arturo Ui

Published March 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse has today announced full casting for Bruce Norris’ new translation of Bertolt Brecht’s satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh.

As previously announced, Lenny Henry will make his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui. He is joined by Michael Pennington, who recently played the title role in King Lear at the Royal & Derngate Northampton, as Dogsborough. Other casting includes Philip Cumbus (Clark/Prosecutor), Lucy Eaton (Dockdaisy), Tom Edden (Announcer/Ragg/Sheet/Actor/Butler), Lucy Ellinson (Giri), Simon Holland Roberts (Butcher/Judge), Louis Martin (Bodyguard/Caruther), Justine Mitchell (Public Defender/Betty Dullfeet), Gloria Obianyo (Flake/Hook), Guy Rhys (Givola) and Giles Terera (Roma).

Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself.

Ui and his henchmen just want to look after you, to offer protection for workers, for jobs, for businesses. Nothing to fear. But a little bribery here, some harmless corruption there, and soon something much more dangerous takes hold.

Brecht’s satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue will be given a new translation by Pulitzer, Olivier and Tony Award-winning American playwright, Bruce Norris. Lenny Henry makes his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui.

Making theatre accessible to as many people as possible remains at the heart of the Donmar’s mission. The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui has tickets available throughout the run via KLAXON TICKETS: a new allocation of tickets, starting from £10, being made available every Monday for performances two weeks later. Tickets will also be available across the auditorium at every price band.

The Donmar’s new YOUNG+FREE scheme, which provides free tickets to those aged 25 and under will also continue throughout the season, with releases for tickets on the last Friday of each month. YOUNG+FREE is made possible thanks to donations from Donmar audiences via PAY IT FORWARD. The Donmar has now received almost 2,750 donations alongside their partnership with Delta Airlines, which has enabled the venue to allocate almost 5,600 of these free tickets so far to those aged 25 and under.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the venue’s website.