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The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1983)

During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant... See full summary »

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Gavin Richards ...
Maniac
Jim Bywater ...
Insp. Pissani
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Superintendant
Gavin Muir ...
Constable
John Surman ...
Insp. Bertozzo
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Maria Feletti
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During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant and Inspector responsible are awaiting the arrival of an Investigating Judge but get more than they bargained for when a lunatic escapes and impersonates him. Written by Anonymous

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist opened at the Belasco Theater (New York City) on November 15, 1984 and ran for 20 performances. See more »

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Inspired lunacy and political satire.
19 September 2003 | by (england (N/W coast)) – See all my reviews

An English language version of the Dario Fo play concerning the investigation into the death of a anarchist in police custody. A master of disguise (the loony) subverts the investigation to uncover the truth that the authorities would prefer to keep quiet. The approach is wild and irreverent but even when at it's most farcical the play retains a sharp political edge. An excellent cast throughout support the outstanding Gavin Richards in the lead role. This play appeared on Channel4 in its early days but has been rarely (if ever) re-shown. This is a real loss. I would personally pay good money for a DVD copy.


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