Thick 'n' Fast Presents

Not Quite

‘Painful and funny’


The Scotsman

‘Wonderfully witty’


Broadway Baby

‘A breathless and often toe-curlingly hilarious showcase of the interview from hell'


Theatre Weekly

‘Incredible energy … smart and knowing … this comedy perfectly captures the anxieties of trying to find work in today’s economy’


London Pub Theatres

‘An excellent double act.
Great one-liners, a clever theme and slick delivery’ — Recommended Show

Fringe Review

One of the ‘Best Duos at Edinburgh Fringe’

The Scotsman

Thick ‘n’ Fast presents Not Quite, a fast-paced physical comedy about the interview process and the struggle to prove one’s worth.

Intent on making a good first impression, two naïve young hopefuls pursue the seemingly impossible feat of cracking the job market. With fingers crossed, strong handshakes and uncomfortable footwear, Cassie and Georgie will overcome every setback to get onto the career ladder. 

Questioning how we define worth and deal with rejection, Not Quite brings the surreal, absurd and tragic nature of the selection process to life, tapping into the vulnerability and tedium of the job hunt from both sides of the interview table.

About the Company

Thick ‘n’ Fast is comedy theatre double act: Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas. They write, devise and perform physical comedy for the next generation.

Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas met whilst studying at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The idea for Not Quite was conceived whilst undergoing a residency at Theatre Deli which made its debut at the Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.

Thick ‘n’ Fast were part of the Soho Theatre Young Company Edinburgh Lab 2019 and in November they took Not Quite to the Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Rising Festival, 2019.

Cassie Symes

Cassie Symes is a director and actor musician. She is a member of the Soho Theatre Young Company and in recent months has performed at the Pleasance, Edinburgh and Soho Theatre in Max & Ivan's Commitment. Since training at Central, she has taken performances to festivals in Berlin, Chemnitz, Edinburgh and rural China as well as directing new writing at the Arcola and the Old Red Lion. She has advertised mobile phones and does a wonderful Maybelline impression.

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Georgina Thomas

Georgina Thomas is a writer and performer. She is a member of award-nominated sketch group Spilt Milk (IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy Award) whom she met and formed whilst part of the Soho Theatre Young Company. She is also part of the musical comedy duo Accomplished Ladies (Musical Comedy Award Quarter Finalists, 2019). She is a trained classical singer and has featured in the Canal Café Theatre’s Newsrevue. She made her television performance debut playing Isabella of France in Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family on BBC One in January 2019.

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