Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

CPWP - Promo Pic (Cast)

About The Show

The second part of our Dario Fo Season, 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 10th to 14th 2010 at Set Theatre, Kilkenny



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


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  1. […] Thompson last appeared with us in Shifting. He has also previously performed with us in Scratcher, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, The War Of The Worlds, Cannibal! The Musical and Heart Shaped […]

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