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Touring and Protest – Lisa Howard

A few years back I was involved in another play in which my character was partly responsible for assaulting a police officer and hiding his unconscious body in a cupboard. That play was ‘Sex and Docks and Rock and Roll’ by Boff Whalley, the company was Red Ladder. We...

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Reflections from Mike Hugo and Steve Power

Michael Hugo: Sergeant/Constable/Undertaker/Pops A 'tour' has had two meanings for me as long as I can remember. I've known you can be shown around a place of interest and that's a tour, but in my dad's work a tour meant a posting to another country. In our case...

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Reflections – by Suzanne, Matt, Rhian and Catherine

Wherever we go, whoever we meet, whatever the size or scale of the experience, we tend to take time out after the event, to reflect. I asked the cast and crew of They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay! if during our final week at The Viaduct Theatre, they would help me reflect...

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Women. Liverpool. Theatre. – by Suzanne Ahmet

Pauline Yates. “My mum always wanted to be an actress”, says her now actress daughter, Jemma Churchill. Jemma is at The Empire with Nativity! The Musical and Northern Broadsides have been causing mischief at The Playhouse with They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!    We are...

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Foodbanks. It could be you. By Suzanne Ahmet

“Food and water and warmth aren’t luxuries, they’re the bare necessities and we can’t pay”. Anthea, They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!. How does it come to this? Who finds themselves in need of a Foodbank? What is a 3 day emergency package and how can a Foodbank be the...

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York Theatre Royal – Living History – Suzanne Ahmet

York Theatre Royal - Living History  Written by Suzanne Ahmet There are many ways to experience the past. We each know when it’s got a hold of us; we feel it in our bones and under our skin.  Cycling around the city of York since September, I have been continually...

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