They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!


They Don’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!

By Dario Fo
adapted by Deborah McAndrew

Performed at the Brotfabrik, Bonn-Beuel
Wednesday 29th May – Sunday 2nd June 2024

Anthea is a woman on the edge, out of work, and in arrears.
When she gets mixed up in a riot at the local supermarket, she seizes the opportunity to stock her empty cupboards and those of her friend, Maggie. But how will they hide the loot from their law-abiding husbands? What will they tell the police? When the going gets tough Anthea’s fantastical imagination takes over, resulting in a farcical descent into absurdity.

Dario Fo’s classic comedy, relocated to a 2024 post-pandemic, post-Brexit Britain, is a timeless, fast and furious political satire on the enduring plight of the working poor.


The Bonn Players