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Roundhouse Studio Theatre, London

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represent. presents Trueman and the Arsonists Written by Max Frisch

In a new version by Simon Stephens, with songs by Chris Thorpe Fires keep starting. All across the city, arsonists worm their way into respectable people’s homes only to burn them all down. It’s a plague. And we don’t know why.

But Trueman is no fool. He can spot an arsonist from a mile away. These two strangers with troubled pasts who turn up on his doorstep asking for a spare room can’t be arsonists. They’re too polite. Like him. Everybody is far too respectable to act on their suspicions. Even when they fill his attic with barrels of petrol and ask him to help measure the fuse.

In a new version by Simon Stephens, with songs by Chris Thorpe, Max Frisch’s Trueman and the Arsonists explores how moral lethargy can invite evil in – even encouraging you to give it a warm blanket and a nice dinner.

This is an amoral morality play. It’s also got songs in it.


• Wednesday 18th October, Making of the Arsonists with Simon Stephens, Abigail Graham and Chris Thorpe, hosted by Sarel Madziya (aka CocoSarel of Closet Confessions podcast and TikTok fame as well as represent alumnus)

• Wednesday 25th October, Gary Lineker and Simon Stephens in conversation with Sarah Hemming

• Tuesday 31st October, Climate Change: The Fire We’re Failing to Fight with Zack Polanski (deputy leader of the Green Party) and Just Stop Oil

• Tuesday 7th November, Working-Class Representation in the Arts with Dr Dave O’Brien (Professor of Cultural and Creative Studies at University of Manchester, leading expert on socioeconomic diversity in the arts) and Jessica Murrain (performance-maker, actor, film-maker, poet)


Sat 21 October: This is a BSL performance Thu 2 November: This performance includes captioning

Good to Know

This show contains haze, smoking, use of strong language and discussion of suicide. Sensory warning includes sudden loud noise.
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Genre Plays
Age Restrictions

12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Running Time

90 minutes (no interval)


Roundhouse Studio Theatre


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