New light on Brexit as classic tale retold
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.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on, 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