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No Strapline

They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!

Tuesday 6 November–Saturday 10 November 2018

By Dario Fo
A new adaptation by Deborah McAndrew Based on a translation by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante
Directed by Conrad Nelson

Anthea is a woman on the edge; out of work and in arrears. When she gets mixed up in a riot at the local supermarket, she seizes the opportunity to stock her empty cupboards and those of her friend, Maggie.

But how will they hide the loot from their law-abiding husbands? What will they tell the police?

When the going gets tough Anthea’s anarchic imagination takes over, with a fantastical, farcical answer for everything.

Conrad Nelson directs Dario Fo’s classic comedy; a fast and furious political satire on the plight of the working poor, transposed to Brexit Britain.

CAST

Suzanne Ahmet  as Maggie
Matt Connor  as Lewis
Lisa Howard as Anthea
Michael Hugo as Constable, Sergeant, Undertaker and ‘Pops’
Steve Huison  as Jack

Approximate running times:
7.30pm – 9.50pm
Interval 8.30pm – 8.50pm

Tuesday 6 November–Saturday 10 November 2018

Cast & Creatives

Trailer

Photo Gallery

Image by Nobby Clark

Reviews

“Fast, furious amd very funny, this is farce with fire in its belly…”

— The Times

“Conrad Nelson's fiery, funny, production is exactly the kind of play we should be seeing more often.…”

— The York Press

“This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now.…”

— The Guardian

“There is unlikely to be a better play for today out there right now.…”

— Total Entertainment

“This tongue-in-cheek comedy has the audience laughing throughout the course of the play…”

— Plays To See

“Outrageous comedy and political commentary are combined to amazing effect…”

— North West End

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