Thick Richard presents: Swear School
A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show.
Swear School drags us through an A-Z celebrating and unpicking this area of the English language as the funniest yet most damaging expressive form of communication we have. Very, VERY strong language throughout!
Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems, cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay and well-crafted verse since 2000. A support for Kate Tempest, Arthur Smith and The Fall, and presenter of BBC 6 Music’s Beat of the Day.
‘Thick Richard’s poems remind you of things you’d forgotten were true. His words are rattling and brilliant and shoot life back at you in all its futility and chaos and wonder’ Kate Tempest
‘I like a bit of fun, but this is ridiculous… Stu-fucking-pendous!’ John Cooper Clarke
‘Thick Richard is one of the greatest spoken word performers of his generation. His fierce, funny diatribes offer an essential antidote to an ever more sanitised and derivative culture. A unique and authentic working-class voice’ Byron Vincent
‘Much funnier than William Wordsworth. Thick Richard is an idiot on drugs. Excellent. The thundering verse tramples over you leaving an acrid smell in its wake’ Arthur Smith
‘In an increasingly soppy world Thick Richard’s hatred makes me happy. He will not patronise you with schmaltz or inauthenticity. He is thoroughly clever and doesn’t try to prove it, dead, dead funny and has lines I’d pay to have written’ Jackie Hagan
‘No one sounds like Thick Richard. His misanthropic gutter snipping smart-alecry calls life out for being the cunt it is, and I love him for it. These poems are funny, visceral, and true’ Luke Wright
UNRESERVED SEATING // AGES 16+ // THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE KOMEDIA STUDIO