Accidental Death of an Anarchist Tickets

Lyric Hammersmith, London
13 March 2023 - 8 April 2023
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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 runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 13 March to 8 April 2023.

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 cast includes BAFTA Award winner Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie), Shane David-Joseph (Jerusalem), Tony Gardner (Last Tango in Halifax), Jordan Metcalfe (Jack Absolute Flies Again), Ruby Thomas (Pride and Prejudice) and Howard Ward (Pride and Prejudice).

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

★★★★ “Daniel Rigby as the Maniac brings the dazzlingly funny script roaringly to life." - The Guardian
★★★★ "Daniel Rigby stars in Tom Basden’s pertinent adaptation of this comic masterpiece.” - The Stage
★★★★★ “Dario Fo's hit text is brought to life in a brilliant new staging” - Whats On Stage

Show Information

Performance dates
13 March 2023 - 8 April 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
120 minutes
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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Venue Information

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266

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