Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (1999) was a theatre production by Nordland Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on the play by Dario Fo. It opened in Bodø prior to being performed on tour, first in the county of Nordland, then the rest of the country.

Frode Rasmussen directed it. He had acted in the same play for The Arctic Theatre in 1978.

The Nordland Theatre production was the first production of a Dario Fo play after he received The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. The production became the most visited production for adults in Nordland Theatre's history at the time.


(Objekt ID 51745)
Object type Production
Premiere January 22, 1998
Produced by Nordland Theatre
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Can't Pay? Won't Pay! by Dario Fo
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Keywords Farce, Theatre, Political Theatre
Running period January 22, 1998  —  March 11, 1998
Duration Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes


The National Library of Norway, performance program digitised by The National Library of Norway, transferred to Sceneweb 03.02.2016

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 20.11.2017

Nordland Theatre's annual report for 1999. Donated by Nordland Theatre, 10.11.2015

Performance dates
September 19, 1999 19:30 – Høylandet samfunnshus Tour Premiere
January 22, 1998Storsalen, Bodø Kulturhus Opening night