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Lyric West End
Playful Productions presents a Sheffield Theatres and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame in a new adaptation by Tom Basden. Directed by Daniel Raggett.
12 Jun - 09 Sep 2023
From £15
Theatre Royal Haymarket

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Accidental Death of an Anarchist transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 12 June.



An Anarchist has fallen to his death from a police station window. The question is: did he jump or was he thrown? As the police attempt to avoid yet another scandal, a mysterious imposter is arrested and brought in for questioning.

Seizing the chance to put on a show, he leads the officers in an ever more ridiculous reconstruction of their official account, hilariously exposing the cover-ups, corruption and profound idiocy at the heart of the police.

Following sold out runs at Sheffield Theatres and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, the classic farce by Dario Fo and Franca Rame now storms the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a bang up to the minute version from award-winning writer Tom Basden and director Daniel Raggett.

Eviscerating everyone from the Metropolitan Police to the metropolitan elite, and with a tour de force central performance from BAFTA Award winner Daniel Rigby, this is a show that will leave the West End breathless.


Please note, tickets will be booked and processed by Theatre Royal Haymarket.



Content warning: This performance features smoke, haze, strobe lighting, flash/blinder lights, loud music and very loud sudden sound effects. This production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist may contain themes or references that some audience members find upsetting and/or unsettling. To learn more about the content and themes the production explores, click here.