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.


Author: Max Frisch
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Archive listings for The Arsonists

Work type: Play.


Producer New Venture Theatre. Director Sam Chittenden.
19 Jun 15 to 27 Jun 15New Venture Theatre, Brighton :: V661
listing details L158774770


Producer Watford Palace Theatre. Company Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre. Director James Williams.
19 Mar 10 to 20 Mar 10Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L01201698814


Company Crescent Theatre Company. Translation Alistair Beaton.
6 Oct 08 to 11 Oct 08Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
listing details L0706568854


Producer Royal Court Theatre. Translation Alistair Beaton. Director Ramin Gray. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Johanna Town. Sound Christopher Shutt. Choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Performer Benedict Cumberbatch. Performer Will Keen (Biedermann). Performer Zawe Ashton. Performer Michael Begley. Performer Paul Chahidi. Performer Jacqueline Defferary. Performer David Hinton. Performer Lloyd Hutchinson. Performer Claire Prempeh. Performer Alwyne Taylor. Performer Graham Turner.
1 Nov 07 to 15 Dec 07Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre, West End :: V411
listing details L1399540861


Company Pembroke Players.
16 Feb 05 to 19 Feb 05ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L1341505459


9 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L01502728737


Director Dave Bond. Translation Michael Bullock.
26 Oct 01 to 3 Nov 01Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD)/Raymond Edwards Building/Anthony Hopkins Centre, Cardiff :: V01146970443
listing details L016603244


Gala performance Thursday 26 July - minimum donation £20.Director Orla O'Loughlin.
6 Jul 01 to 29 Jul 01BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L01667888221


Company Man from Uncle. Director John Carter. Performer Daniel Gosling. Performer Tim Funnell.
5 Jun 00 to 24 Jun 00Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L1492671176


Company Proscenium Theatre Company.
27 May 98 to 30 May 98Harrow Arts Centre, Outer London :: V310
listing details L01330942651


Company Ridings Lights Theatre. Director Paul Burbidge. Design Sean Cavanagh. Performer Janet Henfrey. Performer Mark Payton. Performer Nigel Forde. Performer Andrew Harrison.
25 Feb 98 to 28 Mar 98Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L2063988490

Other listings

7 May 20Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud :: V552209304
listing details L01105918171
9 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04The Garage, Inner London :: V040865637
listing details L01772319918

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