The Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Written by Dario Fo, adapted by Gavin Richards, translated by Gillian Hanna. Directed by Kaye Lopez.   

4th to 26th November 2016

By arrangement with ORiGIN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, LTD.

A madman impostor, summoned to Milan police headquarters to answer to charges of false identity, luckily happens to steal the file of an anarchist who fell – or was thrown – to his death from the fourth floor window of the police station. Through impersonation and double talk the imposter tricks the police to admit the illogic of the worker’s alleged leap from a window and to confess their culpability. A classic farce, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist reflects Dario Fo’s genius for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997.

Suggested rating – PG

Artwork by Michael Arvithis