The Man Who Pays the Piper

Daryll Fairley has it all, but does it make her happy? The first major revival of this 1920s play by female playwright GB Stern.

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Orange Tree Theatre
Starts on:
Wednesday 13 March 2013 at 7:45 PM
Finishes on:
Saturday 13 April 2013 at 7:45 PM
Orange Tree Theatre
1 Clarence Street
Richmond, London
Greater London
020 8940 3633

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Independent, Time Out, Evening Standard, The Times, Telegraph

1913: eighteen year old Daryll Fairley, an ebullient young suffragette, dances the Argentine Tango around the family hallway and announces her determination to be financially independent. Just over a decade later she has it all: the power to vote, a flourishing creative business, a faithful boyfriend, deferential siblings, and the fame to be able to demand a last-minute table at all the best restaurants. But does it make her happy?

An important play about economic power and gender, as relevant today as when it was written. GB Stern was one of the most prolific women writers of the 20s and 30s and published her last novel in 1964. Directed by Helen Leblique.