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.
Content Warning: This performance contains strong language and references to mental illness, misogyny, suicide and references to police violence – including of some recent high profile cases of police abuse.
This performance features smoke, haze, strobe lighting, flash/blinder lights and loud music.
Age guidance: 14+
Audio Described: 28-Mar-23 7:30pm
Captioned: 31-Mar-23 7:30pm
Chilled environment: 05-Apr-23 1:30pm
Age guidance: 14+
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 8th April 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91
Night buses: N9, N11
Nearest rail: West Brompton
Tube lines: District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City
Nearest tube: Hammersmith
In congestion zone?: No
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London
Running time: 120 minutes