NVAP Screening: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Join us for a screening from the National Video Archive of Performance

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, Learning Centre

  • Free event

NVAP Screening: Accidental Death of an Anarchist photo

Join us for a screening of the riotous satire, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Revisiting the popular 1970 classic by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, this new adaptation brings its potent theme of police corruption into the 21st century. An anarchist falls from a police station window. The question is: Did he jump or was he thrown? This production was directed by Daniel Raggett and filmed by the V&A at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2022.

The total screening time is 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 10-minute interval. Please note, NVAP screening titles are subject to last minute changes. This event is drop in, with no tickets required.

Established in 1992, through an agreement with the Federation of Entertainment Unions, NVAP was the first project of its kind in the UK. The archive now holds over 450 high-quality archival multi-camera recordings of live performance in Britain and continues to record and preserve productions for the national collection. The archive, launched with Richard Eyre’s production of Richard III starring Ian McKellen (National Theatre, 1992), features a vast range of stage performances with work by notable playwrights, directors, set designers, lighting designers and actors. It is an invaluable research tool to view and learn about significant British productions and captures and preserves moments of ephemeral performance history that otherwise would be lost.

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Header image: NVAP still from Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 2023 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London