Alsager Community Theatre (ACT) was founded in 1973. Our current aim is to produce at least two plays a year, one in our home base in the Alsager Civic and one, courtesy of the National Trust, at Little Moreton Hall.
During the past 44 years, we have gained a reputation for acclaimed productions of Shakespeare and other classics, as well as having a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 with Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.
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Pride and Prejudice
Alsager Community Theatre is looking forward to brightening up your Spring by bringing to the stage the outrageous and rarely performed comedy Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! written by Dario Fo, translated by Lino Pertile and adapted by Bill Colvill and Robert Walker. Written in the crisis-hit atmosphere of 1970s Italy, this hilarious and critically acclaimed farce centres on direct action by housewives against inflationary supermarket prices and struggles with their Communist trade unionist husbands who face unemployment and worse!
ACT publicity officer Diana Lane tells us ’The atmosphere in the play of unrest and disillusionment with political incompetence feels completely relevant to Britain today. Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! is a satire on the world of wealth, corruption and privilege while ordinary people struggle to make ends meet, but it is also hugely entertaining. ACT is fortunate to have assembled a talented cast to bring to life this outrageous comedy, and audiences can look forward to an evening of mapcap energy and laughter.’
Can’t Pay?, Won’t Pay! is performed at 7.45pm from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th March at Alsager Civic.
Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 18s): from the Box Office on 01260 276165 or from Alsager Library or Alsager Civic. You can visit the group’s website to find out more about ACT: www.alsagercommunitytheatre.org.uk
Multiple Roles.......James Tomkinson
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