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Casting: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

04 Dec 23

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a satire of Hitler’s rise to power. It’s a cautionary tale that warns against populist politics and corruption of power.


Set in 1930s Chicago, the story follows Arturo Ui and his gangsters, as they seize control of the vegetable trade. Enabled by the Cauliflower Trust and the once-honourable Dogsborough, we see how Ui’s rise to power was resistible and preventable.


The play has mildly offensive language, some violence and gunshots.

I'm excited to introduce a fantastic ensemble cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. We have 22 brilliant actors playing 37 roles, with 15 cast members making their SLT debut.

Throughout the auditions and rehearsals our actors have brought to life an array of characters, from sinister gangsters to corrupted politicians and shady businessmen.

Together, through drama, storytelling, and a healthy dose of dark humour, the cast are building the satirical world of Arturo Ui.

Penelope Lipsham

Arturo Ui – Jason Rosenthal

Roma – Tom Watts

Givola – Nick Howard

Giri – Pavel Penev

Dockdaisy – Anna Rubincam

Dogsborough – Graham ‘Mo’ Gluck

Young Dogsborough – Bernat Grau Dilla

Butcher/Court Physician/Grocer – Amalie Andersen

Flake/Grocer – Elizabeth Anderson

Clark – Megan Bowen

Cauther/Fish – Kezia Cotterrell

Mulberry – Jenny Coate

Sheet/Ragg/Crocket – Rachel Vernazza

Betty Dullfeet – Maddy McCourt

Dullfeet/Prosecutor/Gaffles – Steve Grist

Goodwill/Defense Counsel – Luis Dias

Judge/O’Casey/Pastor – Andy Barrett

The Barker/The Actor/Wounded Woman – Olga Giannoudi 

Bowl/Inna – Carola Colombo

Bodyguard – Eoghan Winchombe

Bodyguard – Liam Holmes

Bodyguard – Charlie Smiles


The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs 16-20 January 2024. Tickets are on sale now.