Going To Space: Accidental Death of An Anarchist

Accidental Death of An Anarchist is being brought to Edinburgh this year by The Hoghead Theatre Company. Broadway Baby finds out more.

Tell us about your show

A famous play translated from the work of Dario Fo, it follows a Maniac as he works his way around the third floor of an Italian police station, fooling inspectors and police officers with hilarious consequences.

Why did you decide to take your show to Space UK this year?

The theatre company goes up every year, with a different group of boys - we all love acting, and wanted to seize this opportunity with both hands before it got away!

Have you brought a show to the festival before?

The previous members of the company have, with great success, but this is the first time that we as a group of boys (being the current carnation of the company) have gone up.

What has been the biggest challenge in getting your show ready for Edinburgh?

Definitely cutting the script- it is originally quite a long play, and getting it down to fifty minutes was a struggle... we managed to do it, though!

Can you tell us a bit about your company’s background?

The Hoghead Theatre company is run by Tonbridge school specifically with the aim of sending a show up to the Fringe, and every year a group of Upper Sixth students do just that. This year it’s entirely boy-lead, while in previous and following years it has and will be run by teachers.

If your show does well in Edinburgh, what do you want to do with it next?

Take what will be an incredible experience away to university, and wish the next incarnation of the company all the best next year!

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