The Virtuous Burglar

The Virtuous Burglar is a farce by Nobel prize winning playwright Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist). The cast is a burglar, the burglar’s wife, a man, the man’s lover, the man’s wife and the man’s wife’s lover. You don’t need to know much more than that, really.

A wife nagged burglar is caught red-handed by a loved-up cuckolded proprietor, so the burglar hides in a grandfather clock. Then, somebody else’s wife arrives with her lover, another cuckold, so he, too, has to hide inside the grandfather clock. From there, events get ridiculous.

The Virtuous Burglar was performed on 29th and 30th July 2014 in Metric, and then at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.