Accidental Death of an Anarchist


by Dario Fo
for Sydney Theatre Company, 2018, The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Adapted by Francis Greenslade with Sarah Giles
Directed by Sarah Giles

Design by Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Design by Trent Sudgeest
Sound Design by Stefan Gregory

With Caroline Brazier, Bessie Holland, Julie Forsythe, Annie Maynard, Amber McMahon and Susie Youssef

Photography by Daniel Boud

On Accidental Death of an Anarchist


“Sublime farce for a post-truth world” THE AUSTRALIAN

“Laughter spurred on by the pleasure of a perfectly-landed punchline erupted over and over, like waves ... This cast of exceptional women taking on male buffoonery is worth the price of admission alone.” TIME OUT ★★★★

“Giles has a wicked sense of humour and it’s evident in this production... There isn’t a weak link in a production whose two hours plus intervallo fly by.” STAGE NOISE ★★★★

“Outrageously funny – this is a high-energy cast with no weak links and Amber McMahon is an absolute maniac.” LIMELIGHT ★★★★½

“The cream on top is [Sarah] Giles’s decision to cast women in the male roles, and it’s a gift that keeps on giving. The choice immediately heightens [Dario] Fo’s surreal comedy by adding another level of absurdity to proceedings. You’re aware of the disconnect: the action feels brighter and sharper, the silliness is enchantingly sillier.” THE AUSTRALIAN