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Review Round-UP: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST makes a purposeful impact

The West End transfer of Daniel Raggett’s revival of Accidental Death of An Anarchist officially opened at Theatre Royal Haymarket this week. The show features Sound Design by Annie May Fletcher.

The cast is led by Daniel Rigby, who reprises the central role of The Maniac, and Tony Gardner as Superintendent Curry, alongside Tom Andrews as Detective Daisy, Mark Hadfield as Inspector Burton, Ro Kumar as Agent Joseph, and Ruby Thomas as Fi Phelan/PC Jackson. Joe Boylan, Georgina Hellier and Richard Hodder serve as understudies. Check out our Review Round-Up Below:

The piece explores the story of an anarchist who falls to his death from a police station window. As the police scramble to avoid another scandal, a mysterious imposter is brought in for questioning. With an opportunity to put on a show, he leads the officers in an absurd reconstruction of their official account, revealing the cover-ups and idiocy at the heart of the police.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage
“Basden’s script, breakneck direction by Daniel Raggett and an astonishing lead performance from Daniel Rigby that make this production incendiary”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway World
“it’s bold, audacious, and frighteningly topical cutthroat humour”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Upcoming
“Its simultaneously timely and timeless nature reveals itself once more in Tom Basden’s adaptation, masterfully directed by Daniel Raggett”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ West End Best Friend
“an absolute riot – a belly-aching tour-de-force that wraps some sobering truths in masterful comedy”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard
“Police brutality was never so funny – but if we didn’t laugh, we’d have to cry.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph
“never has this satire on police brutality felt so bitingly relevant”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Theatre Weekly
“never fails to hit the mark”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times
“Daniel Rigby mesmerises”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Why Now
“righteous indignation it stirs up is as tireless as ever”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gay Times
“a bombastic performance by Daniel Rigby”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Independent
“one of the most daring and original shows to arrive in the West End in recent memory”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Reviews Hub
“This is an excellent romp”

⭐⭐⭐ London Theatre
“Daniel Rigby has extraordinary stamina in this furiously funny police satire”

Agency Client Annie May Fletcher is represented by Maeve Bolger.