I’ve worked you out: you really do have this acting mania, so you’re acting mad but in fact you’re saner than I am.
In Dario Fo’s classic farce The Maniac hoodwinks senior police in a series of increasingly bizarre impersonations. Absurdity escalates as the fast-talking con man uncovers the true story of a political suspect, who “fell to his death” on the street below. This satire on official deceit tests our faith in law and order.
The production was performed to prisoners, staff, families and invited public audiences.