Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Emery)

Organised by: Intercultural Theatre Institute
  • Date:
    11 - 13 Nov 2021
  • Time:
    8:00pm with an additional 3:00pm matinee on 13 Nov, Sat
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Admission:
    Standard: $25
    Students / NSFs / Senior Citizens / Esplanade&Me cardholders: $20


A man has fallen to his death from a police headquarters window. Did he fall accidentally, or was there foul play? The police try to cover it up, but a certified maniac with a flair for impersonation is tasked to conduct the interrogation. Who should take the blame? Time is running out, the public wants answers.

Written by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo in 1970 and translated by Ed Emery, Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a political play based on a real-life incident and raises broader questions about the misuse of authority and power by clothing it in comedy.

Following the sold-out performance-cum-workshop RevoLOOtion in May, and a series of original solo works in September, the 2021 graduating cohort tackles the classics in their final production under the direction of award-winning veteran director Aarne Neeme.

"A political farce that is genuinely funny while also making a serious political point" — The Telegraph
"A heady blend of vaudeville and politics" — The Guardian
"A rollercoaster farce of huge hilarity" — The Independent


Presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute
In Collaboration with Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay

Written by Dario Fo | Translated by Ed Emery
Directed by Aarne Neeme
​Performed by ITI's 2021 graduating cohort

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Emery)