They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!
Author(s): An adaptation of Dario Fo’s Sotto paga? Non si paga! by Deborah McAndrew
Company: Mercury Theatre
Running time: 2h 20min approx
Age recommendation: 12+
The cost of living is out of control—and so is Anthea. Sick of scrimping and scraping to pay her energy bills, she starts a riot in the local supermarket resulting in a group of raging housewives looting the building.
Now, with a pile of freshly “liberated” groceries, Anthea and her best friend Maggie embark on a ludicrous adventure, trying to keep their law-abiding husbands in the dark whilst staying two steps ahead of the crime squad.
They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! is the work of Dario Fo, Nobel Laureate and the master of farce. Deborah McAndrew’s adaptation mixes political satire, plot twists and wise-cracking dialogue to create a play about the lengths people will go to when they’re desperate.