“Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!”
The play, by Nobel prize-winning Dario Fo, is a combination of comedy and satire. A spontaneous demonstration by women against rising prices ends in a riot and mass theft. Crazy disasters pile on each other as Antonia and Margherita try to conceal from their husbands what they have stolen by pretending to be miraculously pregnant and try to convince a sceptical police inspector that all the local women are celebrating the feast of St. Eulalia, the patron saint of fertility. This leads to characters eating dog food, making soup from strange ingredients, hiding in coffins and a Maoist police sergeant following Giovanni and Luigi’s lead and looting goods from a jack-knifed lorry.
The comedy is fast and furious with an undertone of real pathos and contains some coarse language.
See the Full Programme and Review for the production that took place on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, starting at 7.45pm.
Don’t forget to come to the Auditions for “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay” next Monday (23rd Jan).
Have you booked your tickets to see WYTKidz Grease (3:30pm) and the fabulous Mamma Mia movie (7:30pm) on Sat 28th? Projected onto the big screen at the Commem! Sing and dance along for only £5 (£3 kids) for both.
A huge “Well Done” to the Platinum Review performers and crew. It was a fabulous show, and so many of the audience said lovely things in praise. Some even said it was the best thing they had seen at the commem. Hopefully we can post some photos and video soon.
Website Outage Apology – If you had recently tried to access this web site, you would have noticed that it showed a horrible error message. As you can see, this has finally been resolved. Lets hope it does no happen again!
Arms and a Man – Auditions: Tuesday 7th June at 8pm in the Orchard Room (that is the red door down the left side of the commem hall). Click here for more details
The very first show of Way out West.. in a dress (WOW for short) was not only hilarious, it tripped the power to the Commem! It seems that a faulty strip light in the ladies loo was to blame.
Click the following link, where everything stops during the opening song..
Wadhurst Dramatic Club is 70 years old this year! To celebrate we are looking for singers, dancers, actors, stand-up comics, magicians, instrumentalists, bands, entertainers, monologue performers story tellers and jugglers. …If you have been waiting for the chance to bring your ventriloquism act to the stage – this could be it!! If you’d like to take part, either email Russ on firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the Commemoration Hall on Sunday7th February 2pm till 5pm and let us know what you can bring to the party! If you can give us a flavour of your act on the day, so much the better. Everyone is welcome so please share this open invitation to be part of the 70th birthday party with a difference – platinum with attitude!
It’s all over for now!! What laughs we had – Widow Twankey’s skirt, all those custard pies, skeletons in the closet. Hopefully, the audience enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to everyone who contributed in so many different ways – see you in May!! If you’d like to be involved, get in contact, we always love new faces, new ideas, new talent, new pairs of hands!!!
Excellent first week’s run of Blackadder II – Beer, Potato & Head elicited lots of giggles and guffaws on Thurs, Fri and Sat this week. A few minor hiccups just added to the general glee. Come and brighten a dark Feb evening this week with Queenie, Percy, Baldrick, Melchett and Blackadder himself. Tickets only £10 including scrummy food served to you with a smile (usually). Buy online for Thurs 3rd, Fri 4th or Sat 5th Feb or call in at Carillon Cottage. Alternatively you can ring Juliet on 01580 201883. Don’t miss it!!!!!