– VAULT Festival 2022 has now been cancelled – After a successful lockdown livestream, Thick ‘n’ Fast returns in 2022 with a revamped live performance of comedy theatre show General Secretary at VAULT Festival.
The duo, named one of the “Best Duos at the Fringe” by the Scotsman, explores what would happen if the planet took the unexpected decision to appoint them in charge of everything. What should they tackle first? Climate change? Gender inequality? War? And how will they avoid the pitfalls that have befallen so many leaders before them? After all, absolute power corrupts absolutely, right?
General Secretary tackles the desire for power through a female lens. Cassie and Georgie are just two insignificant individuals until they are landed with the minor responsibility of taking over the world. From taking minutes to taking charge, they must find creative solutions for the biggest global issues. But do they have what it takes to handle this almighty responsibility?
Cassie and Georgina said, “We have always fancied ourselves as world leaders-in-waiting. This year we decided to take matters into our own hands and create a world in which two entirely unqualified people are put in charge, except in this case it is fiction. After months of trying out jokes alone in front of a camera, we are finally ready for the stage and not just any stage, the world stage. Primed and ready for international political events; global summits, peace talks and pool parties.”
Thick ‘n’ Fast were Artists in Residence at Applecart Arts earlier this year and were shortlisted for the Funny Women Digital Comedy Awards with their short film, Succulents. Their debut show Not Quite sold out the Soho Theatre and saw them named one of the Scotsman’s ‘Best Duos at the Edinburgh Fringe’ in 2019. They trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Soho Theatre Young Company and performed in Max and Ivan’s Commitment at the Soho Theatre; Pleasance, Edinburgh; VAULT Festival and Battersea Arts Centre. Cassie was previously a member of the National Youth Theatre, performing at the Olympic and Paralympic Team Welcome Ceremonies. Georgina is an award-nominated comedian who has appeared in NewsRevue, surprised Danny Dyer by appearing as one of his ancestors on the BBC and was once a gimp in Late Night Gimp Fight.
General Secretary is at VAULT Festival’s Network Theatre 29th and 30th January 2022