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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 from 4 reviews.
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The Accidental Death of an Anarchist is running just for 3 weeks at Theatre Royal Haymarket starring the talented Daniel Rigby. This hilarious satirical farce that unravels the most peculiar police inquiry is surely not to be missed!

why watch accidental death of an anarchist

Tom Basden’s new adaptation of the 1970 play is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking play that provides a critique of the political and social climate of its time. The play's blend of comedy, satire, and absurd elements makes it rather enjoyable to watch, while its hard-hitting messages revolving around the themes of corruption and police abuse of power are still relevant today. Additionally, the play is widely regarded as one of Dario Fo's masterpieces and provides insight into his unique style of political theater. The exemplary performance by Daniel Rigby, who plays the madman, wins the audience with a combination of quick wit and comedic physicality. He brings an over-the-top, side-splitting energy to his character. He is a renowned actor and comedian and received a BAFTA TV Award for his leading role as Eric Morecambe in the 2011 television film Eric and Ernie.

The Story

After the demise of a young anarchist who was wrongly accused, while under police custody, public condemnation rains down upon the law enforcement agency. As the authorities gear up for an impending inquiry into this tragic incident, an eccentric and unstable entertainer, famously known as the Maniac, gets apprehended. Seizing the moment, he embarks on a path of chaos, using the opportunity to stage an outlandish spectacle that hilariously distorts their interpretation of the events.

Through his unconventional performance, the Maniac unveils a tapestry of hidden truths, corruption, and sheer absurdity that has taken root within the fragile framework of the institution. With his incisive and uproarious investigation, the Maniac not only emerges as a champion of the people but also emerges as a haunting figure that strikes fear into the heart of the police establishment. Book your tickets to the Accidental Death of an Anarchist in London for a laugh-out-loud spectacle!

Great For

Comedy Fans | Drama Lovers | Political Satire Enthusiasts

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

4 Ratings
bambi schmidt


Aug, 2023
It was a serious subject that the play addressed but I haven't laughed so hard in years. It was a strange mix of hilarity and horror that I felt. I'm coming back thru London at the end of my trip and am thinking of seeing it again because I missed so many choice lines due to laughing. The timing of the lines and movements were so tight and perfect. The theatre was also a beautiful one to be in.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2hrs (with interval)

Audience: Suitable 14+

Opening Date: 12 June 2023

Closing Date: 9 September 2023

Theatre Name: Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Daniel Rigby as the Maniac


Dario Fo and Franca Rame


Tom Basden


Daniel Raggett

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.
  • You will receive an email with your Accidental Death of an Anarchist voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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