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 The Arsonists

by Max Frisch translated by Alastair Beaton

May 12th  13th  14th   7.30pm

Fires are becoming a problem, but Biedermann has it all under control. A respected member of the community with a loving wife and flourishing business, he believes nothing can get to him. being the great philanthrope, he happily fulfils his civic duty, giving shelter to two new house guests and when they start filling the attic with petrol drums ………

Originally known as ‘The Fire Raisers’ Max Frisch’s 1958 play has been translated for a new age by Alastair Beaton and premiered at The Royal Court in 2007. This parable about the way in which we will accomodate the very thing that will destroy us was described by Michael Billington in The Guardian as ‘edgy and funny’ and ‘a timeless political satire.

Whether you approach it as a political satire, a morality play without a moral or just a jolly good romp, it will make you laugh and give you something to talk about.

This amateur production of ‘The Arsonists (Beaton)’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Lts a Concord Theatricals Company


The Arsonists
hex 30 yrs 2

The original Hexagon members got together for a reunion at our 30th birthday celebration.


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