Northern Broadsides

They Don't Pay, We Won't Pay

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

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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…

Post Show Q&A: Wed 24 OCT, 7.30pm







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‘Conrad Nelson’s fiery, funny production is exactly the kind of play we should be seeing more often’

York Press

‘This fast-paced panto-esque comedy is damningly relevant now’

The Guardian