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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

by Dario Fo
Adapted by Deborah McAndrew

A man has “fallen” to his death from a window whilst in police custody.
Accidents happen, but did he jump or was he pushed?And what is the significance of the ill-fated Mancunian Salsa dancer?
A brilliant expose of police corruption rooted in real events in 1960s Italy – this contemporary adaptation brings the play closer to home, to northern England, and revels in Dario Fo’s anarchic genius.

“ up-to-the-minute, politically sharp and hilarious “
The Observer

“an absolute riot. Farce for the soul”
The Stage

“Remarkable… If this is the kind of alchemy it intends to keep creating, (Northern Broadsides) is set to be one of Yorkshire’s finest exports for years to come.”
Yorkshire Post*****

2008 Autumn UK tour
24th Sept – 6th December

Viaduct Theatre, Halifax
The Dukes, Lancaster
Greenwich Theatre
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
The Riverfront, Newport
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Thoresby Park, Notts
Liverpool Playhouse
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Buxton Opera House
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Cast

The Maniac…………………………Michael Hugo
Detective Inspector Bertozzo……. Anthony Hunt
Constables 1 and 2……………….Matt Connor
D.C.I (The Guv)……………………Neil Caple
Detective Inspector Pisani……….Craig Rogan
Maria Feletti…………………….…Ruth Alexander-Rubin

Director & Composer……………Conrad Nelson
Designer………………………….Dawn Allsopp
Lighting Designer………………..Richard G Jones

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