Dario Fo’s furious and comic take on everything from crooked politicians to bankers’ bonuses – and a whole range of things in between – was written in the eighties but is almost more relevant now.

Prices are going sky-high and a group of housewives decide to take matters into their own hands, with hilarious results.

Our latest show will keep you laughing and thinking simultaneously.

Dario Fo (born 24 March 1926) is an Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor and composer whose dramatic work employs comedic methods of the ancient Italian commedia dell’arte.  He was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature, with the committee highlighting him as a writer ‘who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden’.   His iconoclastic works are characterised by criticisms of — among others — organised crime, political corruption, political murders, Catholic policy on abortion and conflict in the Middle East.  His plays — especially Mistero Buffo — have been translated into 30 languages, and when they are performed outside Italy they are often modified to reflect local political and other issues.

 

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