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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

A play by Dario Fo as absurd and paranoid as the times in which we live.

The play by Dario Fo in a new adaptation by Francis Greenslade with Sarah Giles.

A man has fallen to his death from a police station window. Did he jump or was he pushed? The cops want a cover up, but first they have to contend with an unlikely detective – a certified lunatic with a knack for impersonation.

Written by Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo in 1970, this farce with a political sting in its tail has become an absurdist classic.

In a first for this play, director Sarah Giles has amped up the energy with an all-female cast led by some of the country’s funniest comedians. This is a smart and subversive new adaptation, created by Giles with co-adaptor Francis Greenslade (ABC’s Mad as Hell).

It’s a glorious battle of the individual against the establishment, of underdog against overlord, of anarchy against tyranny.

On the side of corruption and ineptitude, we welcome back the comic brilliance of Caroline Brazier (ABC’s Rake, STC’s Dinner) playing opposite Helpmann Award-winner Amber McMahon, who’s on the side of freedom and justice.



Mondays and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm

Monday 10 September to Saturday 27 October 2018

Wednesdays 1pm and Saturdays 2pm.


Saturday evening: $120.00
Adult: $109.00
Concession: $89.00
Seniors cardholder: $99.00
Preview: $83.00
Under 30: $83.00

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