published: 02 Mar 2020
Join Playwave and Sydney Theatre Company for an exciting new take on a 'night at the theatre'. Your $25 ticket is so much more than entry to the play — it's also gets you access to a post-show Q&A with the cast and creatives of this hilarious production.
In No Pay? No Way! the wives are rebelling! They're ransacking supermarkets, running rings 'round police and wreaking havoc. From the brilliant comedic mind of ABC TV's Marieke Hardy comes this rowdy, riotous new adaptation of a classic Dario Fo farce.
Post-show, you'll go behind-the-scenes, and hear from the people that brought it to life, including actors Helen Thomson (Mary Stuart) and Catherine Văn-Davies (Going Down), and director Sarah Giles (Accidental Death of an Anarchist).
About the play
A whip-smart new adaptation of a raucous 70s farce from ABC TV's comedy powerhouse Marieke Hardy, starring the incomparable Helen Thomson (Mary Stuart), “a rare comedic talent” (Daily Review).
Prices are out of control - and so is Antonia. Sick of having barely enough to pay the gas bill, she leads an uprising at a local supermarket that sees a group of angry housewives shoplift 'til they drop. Now, with a pile of newly “liberated” loot, Antonia and her best friend Margherita embark on a ludicrous, laugh-a-minute escapade, keeping their well-meaning but bumbling husbands in the dark and staying three steps ahead of the coppers.
No Pay? No Way! (sometimes known as Can't Pay? Won't Pay!) is the work of Dario Fo, Nobel Laureate and the master of theatrical farce. True to form, the show mixes political satire, hilarious plot twists and sharp-as-a-tack dialogue to create a thrilling experience.
Brought to life by director Sarah Giles (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Thomson is joined by a cast of Catherine Văn-Davies (Going Down), Glenn Hazeldine (Così), Rahel Romahn (Lord of the Flies) and Aaron Tsindos (Muriel's Wedding the Musical). Exhilarating, insightful and chaotically funny, No Pay? No Way! is not to be missed.
Play running time: 6:30pm-8:50pm (2hr 20mins, including interval)
Q&A: 8:50pm (post show)
The Risky Stuff: Sexual references and frequent strong language. Subject to change.