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General Secretary

7 February 2023 to 9 February 2023 VAULT Festival

Image: @generalsecretary/georginathomascassiesymes
A satirically comic journey through power and diplomacy as two highly unqualified women are suddenly landed in charge.  

After a sell-out preview at Soho Theatre and a successful comedy debut at Edinburgh Fringe 2022, Thick ‘n’ Fast’s General Secretary returns in 2023 .Previously named one of the “Best Duos at the Fringe'' by the Scotsman, the pair explore what would happen if the planet took the unexpected decision to put them in charge of everything. First staged when the country was still on its first prime minister of the year, the production about unqualified people taking on the mantle of power has been updated following its Fringe run. 

General Secretary tackles the desire for power through a female lens. Cassie and Georgie are just two insignificant individuals until they are landed with taking over the world. What should they tackle first? Just stopping oil? Dick-swinging dictators? And how will they avoid the pitfalls that have confronted so many leaders before them? Will they end up with egg on their faces and blood on their hands? After all, absolute power corrupts absolutely, right? 

Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas said We’re very excited to be bringing General Secretary to VAULT Festival this year after multiple cancellations. After the political circus of the past few months, we hope the show will bring a bit of light relief! We’re also looking forward to getting our teeth into something new. Our WIP will be a fun exploration of the cryptic world of technology and how virtual reality might collide with our own realities in the coming years.” 

‘Satirical gold. This comedy duo should be on Netflix’ ★★★★  (The Spectator)


Written, directed and edited by Thick ‘n’ Fast  - Created in association with Applecart Arts  


Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas

General Secretary 

7 – 9 February 2023  

Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for 15+ 

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