Payday Party


Payday Party

Being broke, Welsh and talented never looked so fierce!

Food prices up. Fuel prices up. Water bills up. Car tax up. National Insurance up. In a cost of living crisis, what do you do to survive? Eat, heat? Or throw a Payday Party!!! 6 artists share their real life stories and talents in the hope of getting paid by you, the audience.

Payday Party is the most glamorous LEGAL political party you will go to.
Song, dance, rap, spoken word and live music are thrown into the cauldron of despair to cook up a survival cake Marie-Antoinette would be proud of.


Creative Team

Director – Darren Pritchard
Assistant Director & Compere – Stuart Bowden

Performers & Co-creators:
Yasmin Goulden
Emilie Parry-Williams
Jude Thoburn-Price
Darnell Williams
Catherine Razzell


Suitable for age 16+

Previewing at Chapter in Cardiff 

11, 12, 13 August 2022

BSL interpretation 11 August

Tickets: £11.50
Concessions: £7

Book Payday Party tickets at Chapter

Showing at Edinburgh Festival 2022!!

Ace Dome, The Pleasance

23 Aug 2022 – 27 Aug 2022
2:40pm each day

BSL interpretation 25, 26 & 27 August

Tickets: £11.50/£12.50
Concessions: £7/£8

Book Payday Party tickets at the Pleasance


Payday Party has been derived from an original show, Rent Party, co-written by Cheryl Martin and Darren Pritchard, produced by Jayne Compton, dramaturged by Sonia Hughes, commissioned by Homotopia, and supported through Javaad Alipoor as part of his Changemaker stint at Sheffield Crucible.

Payday Party is going to the Edinburgh Festival as part of  “Wales in Edinburgh” Arts Council of Wales showcase.

Supported by Moving Roots Touring Network, led by Battersea Arts Centre with funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council Wales.