The Arsonists
  • Edinburgh Fringe

'These days most people don't believe in God. They believe in the fire brigade.' As arson attacks plague his hometown, upstanding citizen Gottlieb Biedermann is the last to suspect he'll be next... Max Frisch's parable of a play sparked instant acclaim when first staged in Zurich in 1958. Sixty years on, it still asks burning questions. Drawing inspiration from Brecht and others, Frisch demonstrates in incendiary fashion that in fact... we could all be Biedermann. Smouldering with menace yet inflammably funny, this is a rare UK performance of a modern European classic. Translation by Alistair Beaton.