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The Crescent Theatre Company presents

The Arsonists

by Max Frisch, translated by Alistair Beaton

Mon 6th – Sat 11th October at 7.45pm in the Ron Barber Studio Theatre
Matinee: Sat 11th at 2.45pm
After Dark Talk – Friday 10th October

It’s not easy lighting a cigarette these days.

We are delighted to present Max Frisch’s modern classic from 1958 in a new translation, which premiered at The Royal Court in 2007. A parable about accommodating the very thing that will destroy you, The Arsonists is a comic play with a serious message. Biedermann – successful business man and loving husband – has life under control, or so he thinks. Despite fires becoming something of a problem he is happy to give shelter to strangers and he’ll even help them to store petrol in his attic. An explosive conclusion seems guaranteed.

By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Tickets: £11 (Concessions £10)
Preview Night – Monday 6th October – All tickets £5

PgotographsCopies of production photographs are available for purchase

The Arsonists

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The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054