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The Arsonists
On from 01 Nov 2007 till 15 Dec 2007
Royal Court Theatre
by Max Frisch
Genre(s): Drama, Classic

About: The Arsonists

Fires are becoming something of a problem. But Biedermann has it all under control. A respected member of the community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, surely nothing can get to him. The great philanthrope, he is happy to meet his civic duty and give shelter to two new houseguests, and when they start filling the attic with petrol drums, he'll help them wire the fuse.

Frisch's parable about accommodating the very thing that will destroy you is given its first major UK revival since its Royal Court premiere in 1961, which was directed by Lindsay Anderson with Alfred Marks and John Thaw in the cast.

Ramin Gray, director of the critically acclaimed THE UGLY ONE, which opened the Royal Court's International Season, directs THE ARSONISTS.

Reviews

"Ramin Gray...has ensured that Frisch feels topical and provocative."

"The supporting performers are excellent."

"Ramin Gray's lucid staging of Alistair Beaton's cool, incisive translation..."

The Times

"Keen plays [Biedermann] brilliantly."

****

The Guardian

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