JUN 28 - JUL 1
Wednesday - Saturday, 9pm, 60 mins
After their last show at Theatre N16, January’s Brains, Thick & Thin Theatre return to Theatre N16 with their signature brand of funny, fast paced comedy tinged with irony; taking everyday settings and injecting them with a generous helping of the absurd. This time, they present a new play about democracy, power and… vampires.
In a not too dissimilar world to our own, where clunky metaphors are realised, Whitehall has been infiltrated by clans of bloodsucking creatures vying for control of the masses. After a by-election is triggered in the West Country constituency of Milford, vampires Frank Maynard and Jonathan Laurence emerge as the two front-runners for the seat. While fresh-faced Frank is groomed for governance by his short-fused campaign manager Julian Webster and ex-flame Susan Baker, Jonathan relies on his own Machiavellian methods of power brokering to assure victory at any cost, helped by his trusty if sarcastic aide Joanna Foster. With intrepid reporter Fiona Ripinsky hot on their trails and the campaign causing unexpectedly non-vampiric problems, the two candidates will soon realise that politics can be one bloody affair…
Suckers is a raucous comedy that pokes fun at the political landscape with its tongue firmly in its cheek. Thick & Thin Theatre are a young company based in London, founded in 2016 by Cameron Szerdy, Tom Spencer & Jack Dent.
Theatre N16 is a trailblazing London fringe venue, focused on producing and programming top quality new writing and selected existing works. Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare and development of creatives, operating under an Equity Fringe Agreement. This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.
“Thick & Thin have something interesting to say” There Ought to be Clowns
★★★★★ StageScan / ★★★★ The Mortal Fool
“Thick & Thin are getting off to the right start” View from the Cheap Seat