Women wearing a tracksuit dancing with balloons in the background

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

Community Producer – Chantal Williams
Co Artistic Director – Rhiannon White
Producer – Camilla Brueton


Previewing at Chapter in Cardiff in early August 2022

Showing at Edinburgh Festival 2022!!

Ace Dome, The Pleasance

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

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

Suitable for age 12+

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.