Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dario Fo's 'Can't Pay Won't Pay' at Bolton Octagon

ON 11 May the Octagon Theatre, Bolton hosts a performance and discussion of Dario Fo's 1980s political play that has given its title to a number of popular campaigns, including that anti Poll Tax groups. It is still highly relevant in our current climate of austerity.

We face attacks on welfare benefits and our public institutions like the NHS. So the play raises a number of questions - why don't we protest more? Is it fear or is it apathy? Have we lost faith in our mainstream political parties and the economic system they uphold? Is there an alternative? While we can't hope to answer these question satisfactorily in one day, you can contribute to an important debate.

We've asked a number of politicians, activists, protestors and members of our local and wider community to come along to the Octagon on Saturday 11 May to participate in this debate along with the highly talented cast and Director of Can't Pay Won't Pay.

The Investigate Day starts at 10.30 am. The morning debate and an exploration of the play's themes lasts until 1 pm. This costs £5.
It's followed at 2 pm by a matinee performance of Can't Pay Won't Pay. Then there will be a post play discussion with the Director and cast. The whole day costs Coasts£Coasts £17.50 or £14.50 concessions.
Investigate Days are becoming increasingly popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

If you can't make it on 11 May, the play is being performed from 25th April to 18th May by the excellent Octagon cast. Visit the Octagon website for further information.

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