Andrew Corcoran Produtions presents
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
27 – 30 May in the Studio
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, ‘fell’ to his death from a police headquarters window. ‘A marvelous concept: a zany political farce.’ (Michael Billington)
In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo’s notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and become a classic of twentieth-century drama.
“I ought to warn you that the author of this sick little play, Dario Fo, has the traditional, irrational hatred of the police common to all narrowminded left-wingers and so I shall, no doubt, be the unwilling butt of endless anti-authoritarian jibes.” (Inspector Bertozzo, Central Italian Police HQ).