The Abbey Theatre presents a major new production of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI. This ingenious fable about fascist tyranny, which Brecht referred to as his 'gangster play', is directed by award-winning Irish director, Jimmy Fay. Penned by Brecht in 1941 following his exile from Nazi Germany, it is a candid satire on the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. A blackly comic work, the German playwright depicts the Führer as a paranoid and brutal small-time hoodlum in 1930s Chicago who takes advantage of economic instability to seize control of the green-grocery trade. Though written during the Second World War, the play has continued to resonate down through the years and has had such acclaimed and diverse actors as Al Pacino, Anthony Sher, Simon Callow, Leonard Rossiter and Griff Rhys Jones take on the part of the gangster leader. Widely-respected Irish actor, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor takes up the mantle in the Abbey production. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs at The Abbey Theatre from November 11th until December 6th. Tickets are priced between €18 and €35.