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
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.