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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

By Dario Fo

adapted by Gavin Richards, translated by Gillian Hanna

23-25, 29-30 Nov, 1-2 Dec 2017  at 7.30pm

Matinée 2 December at 2.30pm

In December 1969, Italian railwayman and prominent anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli “fell” from a fourth-floor window in a Milan police station. First staged not long after his death, the play shows the revolutionary Maniac infiltrating the police office, masquerading as an examining magistrate who has come to re-open the case and investigate the official versions of how the anarchist-suspect came to end up as “jam sponge”.

The recently late Nobel Laureate Dario Fo has created a sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption. This revenge farce is packed full of fake news - as relevant today as when it was first staged over forty years ago.

Contains strong language


The Maniac: Hattie Scopes

Superintendent: Vincent M. Gaine

Inspector Pissani: Emma Kirkman

Bertozzo: Dominic Sands

Maria Feletti: Jess Hutchings

The Constables: Will Harragan


Directors: Karl Hartland and Clare Williamson

Stage Management: Clare Williamson and Peter Wood

Sound design: Malcolm Robinson

Lighting design: Georgina Nobbs and Matthew Nobbs  

Set: Karl Hartland, Phil Williamson, and David Drinkwater