You cannot beat a bit of of Bertolt Brecht. Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opens at the Duchess Theatre in London on September 25  and features Henry Goodman reprising his award-winning performance in the title role.

The play is set in Chicago during the Great Depression – the perfect time for Arturo Ui and his gangsters to run protection rackets for workers and businesses. Soon Ui’s menacing shadow looms large across the entire city as he strives to seize absolute power. Written in 1941 just before Brecht was exiled in the USA, this epic parable of the rise of Hitler is one of his most accessible plays. The run is supported by workshops run by Theatre Workshops (