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The 2018 Third Year Play 'Low Pay? Don't Pay!' by Dario Fo will take place in house at Liverpool Theatre School on 19th & 20th 

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We caught up with Derek Martin, Director of the play to find out how the students at LTS are getting on and what the play is about:

The play was written in Italy in the 1970s by Dario Fo but it's amazing how relevant it is today. We’ve updated many of the references but a play about people struggling to make ends meet is very pertinent to Austerity Britain. 

Most of the characters are not the 'Just About Managing' that politicians talk about - they're not managing at all. They’re really struggling to pay bills and are genuinely threatened with homelessness.

But, having said that, the play is a very funny farce. Their desperation leads to desperate measures and that’s where the comedy comes from. There are crazy situations and - alongside the political satire - some extreme silliness. 

The cast are superb and are working so hard. They are responding well to being pushed and challenged as actors. The standard of work at the Liverpool Theatre School is extremely high – I’ve been so impressed with what I’ve seen here – and we're working flat out to meet expectations. 

Testimonial

“It’s very rare at theatre schools today to get individual attention when you are in class. I found at LTS because of their smaller class size, that there was no hiding during exercises, so teachers would notice any improvements you could make. It may sound daunting to feel exposed, but having that knowledge passed on, individually to you, is so valuable and that is why you can see vast improvements in the students at LTS over the 3 years.”

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