Accidental Death of an Anarchist - West End

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Booking to 9 September 2023
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★★★★★ “Viciously funny” – The Stage

Following its sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith, Accidental Death of an Anarchist transfer to the West End for a strictly limited season, starring Daniel Rigby.

This razor-sharp satire, in an hilarious new adaptation by Tom Basden, relocates Dario Fo’s classic farce to contemporary London.

Featuring a show-stopping performance from Daniel Rigby as the Maniac, hurry and book tickets to see this roaringly funny comedy.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist is playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 12 June to 9 September 2023.

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What's the story of 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.

Who is in the cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist?

The production stars BAFTA Award winner Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie) as The Maniac, and Tony Gardner (Last Tango in Halifax) as  Superintendent Curry, alongside Tom Andrews (Our Country’s Good) as Detective Daisy, Mark Hadfield (Notes From a Small Island) as Inspector Burton, Ro Kumar (About Money) as Agent Joseph, and Ruby Thomas (Pride and Prejudice) as Fi Phelan/PC Jackson. Understudies include Joe Boylan, Georgina Hellier and Richard Hodder.

Who are the creative team of Accidental Death of an Anarchist?

Accidental Death of an Anarchist is written by Dario Fo and Franco Rame.

The revival is a new adaptation by comedian, writer and actor Tom Basden, directed by Daniel Raggett.

Reviews of Accidental Death of an Anarchist

★★★★★ "Viciously funny" - The Stage (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
★★★★ "Never has this satire on police brutality felt so bitingly relevant" - Telegraph (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
★★★★ "This is Daniel Rigby’s show – he doesn’t just perform the exquisite script, he blows every line up" - Evening Standard (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
★★★★ "One of the most daring and original shows to arrive in the West End in recent memory" - The Independent (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
★★★★ "Daniel Rigby mesmerises in Met Police satire" - The Times (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
★★★★ “Daniel Rigby as the Maniac brings the dazzlingly funny script roaringly to life." - The Guardian (Lyric Hammersmith)
★★★★ "Daniel Rigby stars in Tom Basden’s pertinent adaptation of this comic masterpiece.” - The Stage (Lyric Hammersmith)
★★★★★ “Dario Fo's hit text is brought to life in a brilliant new staging” - Whats On Stage (Lyric Hammersmith)

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 9 September 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Special performances: Audio described performance 25 July 2023; Captioned performance 1 August 2023

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176

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