Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo
Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 November 2017 at 8pm
in Hartley Village Hall, Ash Road, Hartley, DA3 8EL
Tickets £10 (adults) and £8 (concessions)
This hilarious political farce centres on working class housewives who raid a supermarket, either taking the goods or paying a “fair price”, in protest against inflationary supermarket prices.
Antonia has taken take part in a revolt at the local supermarket and the play starts with her (and her friend Margherita who she met on her way home) trying desperately to hide the ‘liberated’ goods before their husbands and the police catch up with them. Antonia’s husband Giovanni is a Communist shop steward and an upholder of law and order and would definitely not approve of his wife’s actions. Crazy disasters and outrageous lies pile on top of each other as the two of them try to cope with the results of their own actions – without telling their husbands what they have been up to. Phantom pregnancies, saints and curses are all invented to stop the police fingering the culprits.
Directed by Margaret Bown
Antonia – Christina Carter
Margherita – Ashlie Assiter
Giovanni – Lee Cogger
Luigi – Jasper Holliday
Sergeant/Inspector/Old Man/Undertaker – Martin Pickering
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