2018.5.17 - 20   7:45pm
2018.5.19 - 20   2:45pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$220, $180 (Full-time Students, Senior Citizens aged 60 or above, Patrons with disabilities and the minder at limited supply.)

Group Booking Special: Tickets are sold at $200 each with every purchase of 8 or more standard tickets.

Performance Elements 

In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

Number of Performers
Actors  9 Male 1 Female 

2 hours without an intermission

Aged 12 and above

Performance Series  

'New Directors' Movement' is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

New Directors' Movement -


    We fear destruction,
but destruction is born of fear.

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ has been repeatedly adapted and performed in Europe and America in recent years. What fascination does this fable written by Brecht in 1941 feature in the contemporary era?

Some people compare Arturo Ui, the protagonist, to Trump. Others correlate this story to the current rise of right-wing forces. Will Hitler reappear? Has the age of lure, coercion or even manipulative assassination by gangster power in 'Cachigo’ emerged?

When gangsters become officials and the public becomes dogs, would we suffer, get fear or is there still hope under the authoritarian politics? In the face of all human weaknesses, could it be possible for man to pursue the ‘ideal’ ideology and call a halt to disasters?

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is associated with the workshops Performing Brecht – Contemporary German Theatre Workshop and Funktionen! Physical Workshop by Makoto Matsushima and the Pre-show Seminar of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.



The Director of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Wong Chun-ho was awarded Best Director (Comedy / Farce) by the 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards and the production was named Outstanding Production of the Year. Hui Chun-pong was awarded Performer of the Year and the production was named Performance of the Year by the IATC Critics Award 2018.

Bertolt Brecht

Creative & Production Team
Artistic Director, Acting
& Directing Coach  
Chan Chu-hei
Mentor  Augustine Mok
Director Wong Chun-ho
Ivan Kwok
Set Designer
  Jacqueline Ip Tin-wai
Costume Designer 
Chan Sze-nga
Lighting Designer 
Mousey Tse
Sound Designer 
Lo Shing-hin
The Cast  
Chan Kong-hung
Chiu Chin-hei    Hui Chun-pong
Kwok Siu-kit    Lai Chai-ming
Leung Ho-pong    Wong Suet-ip
Marcus Wu    Yuen Ho-yeung
Yuen Wai-sun

Production Manager 
Thomas Lau Hon-wah
Stage Manager 
 Oliver Man
Deputy Stage Manager 
Poon Lai-wa
Assistant Stage Manager 
Judy Cheng#
Producer   Julia Mok
Assistant Producer 
Mok Ka-yan
Producer Assistant  Ling Yuen-shan*
Graphic Designer 
Lai Ying-ying

*Supported by HKADC under the Arts Administration Internship Scheme.
# Supported by HKADC under the Arts Production Internship Scheme.


Introducing the Cast



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