Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Fri 23 Sep – Sat 15 Oct

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse, Sheffield

We know we’re up to our necks in the sh*t. That’s why we walk with our heads held high!

An irrepressible, shape-shifting fraudster known only as The Maniac is brought into Police Headquarters just as the officers inside prepare for a judicial review of the ‘accidental’ death of a suspect while held in custody weeks earlier.

Unable to the resist the opportunity to hold court, The Maniac dupes the police into performing a farcical recreation of the incident, exposing the absurd corruption and terrifying idiocy at the heart of the system.

With Daniel Rigby (Frost/Nixon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as The Maniac, Dario Fo’s riotous 20th century classic is adapted by BAFTA-nominated comedy writer Tom Basden.