Playful Productions announce the new West End cast for Daniel Raggett’s production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, following a sell-out run at Lyric Hammersmith.
Joining the previously announced Daniel Rigby and Tony Gardner are Tom Andrews, Mark Hadfield, Ro Kumar, and Ruby Thomas.
Tom Basden’s acidically funny adaptation of Dario Fo’s classic will be bang up to date, taking direct aim at recent police handlings and mishandlings. The production is directed by Daniel Raggett and opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, which is owned by Access Entertainment, on 12 June for a strictly limited run until 9 September. Press night is on 26 June, and is in partnership with charity, Inquest.
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.
The understudies will be played by Joe Boylan, Georgina Hellier and Richard Hodder.
Tickets are now on sale from www.anarchistwestend.com