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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.


A Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production in association with Playful Productions.


120 Minutes


Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

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Suitable for ages 14 years and older

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Lyric Hammersmith Theatre,
Lyric Square,
King St, London W6 0QL


4.3(13 reviews)
  • Giusy

    Apr 9, 2023

    The show was absolutely hilarious and clever, with witty writing and expertly-timed humor that had the entire audience in stitches. One of the highlights of the performance was the outstanding acting from the entire cast, but particularly the main character, who stole the show with their charisma and talent. The actors really brought the script to life, and their chemistry on stage was a joy to watch. What I loved most about the play was how it felt so perfectly tailored to our time and city. The humor and references were spot-on, and it felt like the show was created specifically for our community. The set and costumes were also well-designed and added to the overall experience. Overall, I had a fantastic time watching this play. It was a brilliant, clever, and super fun experience that left me feeling energized and entertained. I would highly recommend this show to anyone looking for a good laugh and a memorable night out at the theatre.

  • AK Jagger

    Apr 9, 2023

    If you are looking for a proper play that will have you in stitches from the second line you can't miss this brilliant production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist Stella cast

  • DKV

    Apr 7, 2023

    A great play but the updating was not always effective and some of the dialogue was not clear enough

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