23 Sep - Sat 15 Oct 2022
The “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” By Dario Fo and Franca Rame is eStage’s first production to manage at the “Crucible Theatre” in Sheffield.
Directed by Daniel Raggett, This high-energy production tells the story of an irrepressible, shape-shifting fraudster known only as The Maniac 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 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.
Adapted by TOM BASDEN
Director DANIEL RAGGETT
Designer ANNA REID
Lighting Designer JAI MORJARIA
Sound Designer ANNIE MAY FLETCHER
Video Designer MATT POWELL
Fight Director KENAN ALI