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No Pay? No Way!

Sick of being short on cash, Antonia leads an uprising at a local supermarket that sees a group of angry housewives shoplift ‘til they drop.

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No Pay? No Way!

Date: 16 Jan 2020

Prices are out of control – and so is Antonia.

Sick of having barely enough to pay the gas bill, she leads an uprising at a local supermarket that sees a group of angry housewives shoplift ‘til they drop. Now, with a pile of newly “liberated” loot, Antonia and her best friend Margherita embark on a ludicrous, laugh-a-minute escapade, keeping their well-meaning but bumbling husbands in the dark and staying three steps ahead of the coppers.

No Pay? No Way! (sometimes known as Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!) is the work of Dario Fo, Nobel Laureate and the master of theatrical farce.

Adaptor Marieke Hardy says: “You can feel the energy in his writing – the shouting, the pace, the movement. Putting your heart into politics and social justice can be emotionally crushing for anybody – it’s so important that satire and humour can grow through the ashes.”

Sarah Giles directs. Helen Thomson, Catherine Văn-Davies, Glenn Hazeldine, Rahel Romahn and Aaron Tsindos feature.

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