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Daniel Raggett’s production transfers to the West End, following a critically acclaimed, sell out season at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

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Opening 12 Jun

Mon 12 Jun - Sat 9 Sep 2023, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Audio described: Tue 25 Jul, 7.30pm Captioned: Tue 1 Aug, 7.30pm

Runtime: 2h 00m

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About Accidental Death of an Anarchist

An Anarchist has fallen to his death from a police station window. But did he jump or was he thrown? As the police prepare for an inquiry into the incident, an unhinged showman known only as the Maniac is arrested and brought into the station. Seizing the opportunity to put on a show, he leads the police in an absurd recreation of their version of events, exposing the cover-ups, corruption and profound idiocy of an institution in free-fall. A razor-sharp satire, Tom Basden’s wickedly hilarious adaptation relocates Dario Fo’s classic farce to contemporary London and features a show-stopping performance from Daniel Rigby, as the Maniac. Given a bang up to the minute reworking by Tom Basden, the production takes laser targeted aim at the ineptitude of the police force, ruthlessly exposing the corruption and incompetence of the institution. Rigby’s central performance is a comic tour de force, creating an hilarious lightning rod around which the rest of the company spin in ever more ridiculous circles. Audiences are left breathless at the comedy and speed with which the play eviscerates the police force, judiciary and metropolitan elite. Age Recommendation: 14+