New light on Brexit as clas­sic tale re­told

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A CLAS­SIC 1920s story, trans­posed to Brexit Bri­tain, vis­its Liver­pool Play­house this month, as North­ern Broad­sides re­turn with They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! from Oc­to­ber 30 - Novem­ber 2.

Di­rected by Wir­ral­born Con­rad Nel­son, They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! is an en­ter­tain­ing, satir­i­cal story, told with a po­lit­i­cal mes­sage, based on a play by Ital­ian writer Dario Fo.

Set in modern-day North­ern Eng­land, the pro­duc­tion tells the story of Anthea – un­em­ployed and at the end of her tether, who gets mixed up in a riot at her lo­cal su­per­mar­ket.

Seiz­ing the mo­ment, An­drea takes the op­por­tu­nity to stock her empty cup­boards and those of her friend, but what will the two friends tell their law-abid­ing hus­bands?

The orig­i­nal script has been adapted by Deb­o­rah McAn­drew who said: “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! is fast and funny, but also sharp and rel­e­vant pro­vid­ing countless op­por­tu­ni­ties to satirise the state of our own pol­i­tics and the plight of the poor­est peo­ple in so­ci­ety at a time of sus­tained aus­ter­ity pol­icy, Brexit, and ide­o­log­i­cal in­fight­ing.”

They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! vis­its The Play­house for seven per­for­mances from Oc­to­ber 30 - Novem­ber 2.

Tick­ets are on sale at: www.ev­ery­man­play­, or the Box Of­fice on 0151 709 4776.

The North­ern Broad­sides com­pany in They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo – at Liver­pool Play­house from Oct 30 to Nov 2

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