Can't Pay, Wont Pay

Performed - May 2008 Gilmorehill, G12.  Theatre, Glasgow

Fed up with high prices in the supermarket? Frustrated by constant strikes? Frantic at rising train fares? Take the law into your own hand! Fast and furious comic chaos - Dario Fo's 1974 farce is, quite literally, a riot! Can't Pay? Won't Pay! is a hilarious, sharply satirical take on individual responsibilities and politics, challenging today's audience to abandon political cynicism and take to the streets. It depicts working class women who have rebelled against the cost of living by taking goods from a store without paying. The plot concerns their efforts to conceal their bold decisions from their men folk and the police who are - as often in Fo - blundering figures of fun.