The Arsonists archiveFarce which brought the author international acclaim in 1958. When two suspicious characters insinuate themselves into his house, Gottlieb Biedermann feels unable to turn them out, even as his concerns grow that they are the arsonists who are devastating his community. When they show him their stockpile of petrol, fuses and detonators in his attic, he realises that he really ought to do something...Max Frisch's 1958 play is a modern classic. It is part moral fable, part black farce which examines the relationship between bourgeois complacency and continuing atrocity in modern Europe.


Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Keen (Biedermann), Zawe Ashton, Michael Begley, Paul Chahidi, Jacqueline Defferary, David Hinton, Lloyd Hutchinson, Claire Prempeh, Alwyne Taylor, Graham Turner


Author: Max Frisch
Producer: Royal Court Theatre
Translation: Alistair Beaton
Director: Ramin Gray
Design: Anthony Ward
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Choreographer: Hofesh Shechter
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The Arsonists

The Arsonists (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2127871994. Details of all The Arsonists archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3284

Archive Listings

1 Nov 07
15 Dec 07
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
West End
Greater London

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