Accidental Death of an Anarchist is probably Fo’s best known work and, since its Italian premiere in 1970, has been performed Worldwide. The play is a comedy based on the real-life events concerning Giuseppe Pinelli, a Milanese railway worker who in 1969 was picked up by the police, accused of railway-station bombings and who “fell” out of a fourth-floor window at police HQ. Fo draws on Commedia Dell Arte slapstick comedy and creates, The Maniac (loosely based on the Harlequin of old) who mercilessly exposes the corruption and lies endemic of so many police forces around the world, making the barbed jokes timelessly relevant. Utterly, joyously, anarchically funny!
Accidental Death of an Anarchist is being performed at: The Rondo Theatre in Larkhall, Bath between Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th February 2018 starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre 0333 6663366