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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.

Important Information

This performance features smoke, haze, strobe lighting, flash/blinder lights, loud music and very loud sudden sound effects. This production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist may contain themes or references that some audience members find upsetting and/or unsettling.

Age Restrictions


Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 9th September 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















Theatre Royal Haymarket Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

Parking Icon Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Theatre Royal Haymarket Location

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Running time: 2 hours

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