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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4.8(6 reviews)
  • Diana Wetherell

    Mar 30, 2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed this play as did the friend I came with I have already suggested to friends and family they try to get tickets

  • Sarah

    Mar 30, 2023

    Amazing show. Daniel Rigby is outstanding.

  • JPB

    Mar 26, 2023

    Excellent: Funny - and thought provoking

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