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NO PAY? NO WAY! @ THE DRAMA THEATRE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Italian playwright Dario Fo, 1997 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is essentially a writer of farce.  His wit and humour successfully both cloud and enhance his deep political undertones.

‘NO PAY? NO WAY!’ (“Sotto Paga! Non Si Paga!”), written in 1974, is regarded as Fo’s second best known play internationally (after “Accidental Death Of An Anarchist”), and was performed in 35 countries by 1990.

This relevant and sharp translation by Marieke Hardy for the latest Sydney Theatre Company production is very funny.  The Drama Theatre at the Opera House was ringing with laughter and spontaneous rounds of applause.  Even the very clever set rotation which opened the show received applause. Continue reading NO PAY? NO WAY! @ THE DRAMA THEATRE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE