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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone who supports the work of Chris Patrick-Simpson!

2010 proved to be a busy but successful year, with Chris performing in c21’s production of Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’, swiftly followed by Dario Fo’s ‘Low Pay? Don’t Pay’ with Bruiser Theatre Company. Chris’ voice-over work also came to the screen via UTV’s ‘Fabulous Food Adventure’.

2011 is set to be equally busy with the long-awaited screening of ‘The Guards’, featuring Chris in a leading role alongside Steven Aldridge and Hollyoaks actor Emmett Scanlan. Keep your eyes glued to TV3 for the big arrival!

Discussions also continue for a new feature film – we can’t say too much about it just yet, but of course all news will appear here first for you all!

Rehearsals begin for ‘Low Pay? No Pay!’

Chris has just started rehearsals for his first job with Belfast’s Bruiser Theatre Company, ‘Low Pay? Don’t Pay!’ This will be the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland Premiere of the Dario Fo play.

Directed by Lisa May, the cast includes Richard Doubleday, Emma Little, Rachel Murray and Andrew Thompson. Opening at the Belfast Waterfront on 24 September, the show will tour throughout Ireland and take a trip to Scotland for Bruiser’s second visit to the Wigtown Book Festival and the Swallow Theatre.

More information can be found on the company’s website.

Chris prepares to pack a punch with Bruiser

Chris is delighted to have been recently cast in Low Pay? Don’t Pay!, the newest production from Belfast’s Bruiser Theatre Company.

All details for the performances in Belfast and the subsequent tour to Scotland and through the Republic of Ireland can be found on the company’s website.

This will be Chris’s first time working with artistic director Lisa May and the rest of the team at Bruiser, but he is very excited to be joining them for this topical Dario Fo comedy.


“I think I’ll go in for this type of shopping every day. Not just because I didn’t pay for it, but because, all of a sudden, we were all in it together, men and women, and it felt right. We stood up to them!”

An uproarious brand new 2010 version, by Dario Fo himself, of his frenetic 1974 farce, “Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay.”

Bruiser is delighted to be presenting the Northern Ireland, Republic Of Ireland and Scotland Premiere of this new version.

Housewives, Antonia and Margherita, fed up with high prices in the supermarket, take matters into their own hands and start shoplifting. Keen to keep their light-fingered antics from their husbands, Giovanni and Luigi – not to mention the police – the women are forced to resort to more and more inventive hiding places and more and more elaborate cover stories, in this new version of the legendary comedy.