A site specific play on the life and times of Phillip Thicknesse, Governor of Landguard Fort 1753 – 1766. Led by four professional actors, with contemporary 18th century music, puppets and community participation, a play to be enjoyed by all ages.
Thicknesse is a fabulous character who fought with everyone who thought they were his superior – he had a long running battle with Lord Orwell who commanded the troops that manned the Fort – but was adored by his wives and very much respected by his men for refusing to dole out physical punishments. He was especially appreciated by his, Ann, an opera singer.
After his time at the Fort, and pursued by debt, Thicknesse set out for Europe with Ann, his pet monkey and parakeet. And a good time was had by all.