Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

CPWP - Promo Pic (Cast)

About The Show

The second part of our Dario Fo Season in Set Theatre, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! tells the story of two working class women, Antonia and Margherita, who are frustrated by rising prices and struggling to make ends meet. Along with the other women in their neighbourhood, they decide to rebel against the cost of living by taking goods without paying. However, hiding the shoplifting spree from their husbands and the pursuing authorities might prove a little trickier than expected. Another one of his trademark political farces, this play saw Fo tackling issues of inflation, unemployment, worker’s strikes and union interference, once more tied up in the framework of a wild, slapstick comedy. It performed March 10-14 2010 at Set Theatre, Kilkenny cpwp-final-poster


Antonia - Angela Barrett Margherita - Hazel Fahy Giovanni - Ken McGuire Sergeant / Inspector / Undertaker / Old Man - David Thompson Luigi - Ross Costigan


Directed by - John Morton Assistant Director - Paddy Dunne Produced by - Ken McGuire, Niamh Moroney Stage Manager - Alex Christle Production Design - Paddy Dunne Make Up - Linda Hanbidge Set Design - Eddie Brennan Costume - Lucy McKenna Art Direction - Stephen Morton Lighting Design - Gerry Taylor Lighting Operator - Evan Kelly Sound - Davy Holland Programme - Paddy Dunne, John Morton Photography - Paddy Dunne, Ken McGuire Poster Design - Paddy Dunne Front Of House Manager - Biff Walsh