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Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse

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.

Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. Lenny Henry will make his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui and is joined by Michael Pennington, who recently played the title role in King Lear at the Royal & Derngate Northampton, as Dogsborough. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!

Other casting includes Philip Cumbus, Lucy Eaton, Tom Edden, Lucy Ellinson, Simon Holland Roberts, Louis Martin, Justine Mitchell, Gloria Obianyo, Guy Rhys and Giles Terera.

Visit www.donmarwarehouse.co.uk or ring 0844 871 7624 for tickets and more information.

Photo Credit: Helen Maybanks

high res photos Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Tom Edden (Ragg) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Tom Edden (Announcer) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Tom Edden (Actor) and Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Simon Holland Roberts (Grocer 2), Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) and Philip Cumbus (Clark) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lucy Ellinson (Giri) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lucy Eaton (Dock Daisy) and Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui), Tom Edden (Ragg) and Giles Terera (Roma) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Lenny Henry (Arturo Ui) and Lucy Ellinson (Giri) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Gloria Obianyo (Flake) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Gloria Obianyo (Flake) and Louis Martin (Bodyguard) Photos: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
Giles Terera (Roma)

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