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One girl. Five ages. Many morally ambiguous decisions. SUGAR explores what it means to win, as well as interrogating where and when women learn the art of self-exploitation. An urgent and compelling foray into the mind of someone growing up in today’s world, where Louis Vuitton makes dog leashes and sex work is just a few clicks away.


At 6 years old, Mae is highly attuned to politics (on the playground), a recognized athletic champion (specialty: hopping) and an avid fan of “air quotes”. Mae’s sole purpose in life; to win. As she grows up, will that winning attitude truly lead her to victory?


Following an award winning, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, SUGAR is coming to London! Why should you see it? Because it's good, duh. But don't just take our word for it:


★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh

“Sugar’ is completely engaging from start to finish: witty, well-observed and at times devastating, this show is a must see.”


★★★★★ BingeFringe 

Smart, with a coal black sense of humour, you’ll walk away thinking about this one for days.”


★★★★★ Deadline News 

"If there is a show you cannot miss, it is this one.”


★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland 

"Sugar is a simply stunning play. It has all the makings of a thriller combined with comedic and tender moments too.“


★★★★★ Voice Magazine 

“But most familiar of all is the absurdity and comedy Thomas has still managed to convey in the wake of these events, shocking a laugh out of me seconds after I was shaking with some kind of hopeless rage.”


★★★★ Broadway Baby 

“This really is something special…intelligent, relevant and powerful. This is an electrifying in-person debut from Mabel Thomas."


★★★★ Edinburgh Guide 

“A searing solo tragicomedy…Sugar is aptly timed, cutting, perfectly paced and written with heart”


★★★★ Fringe Biscuit 

“A strong script and riveting performance by Mabel Thomas”


★★★★ Neurodiverse Review 

“In this taut and candescent monologue, Mabel Thomas crafts a character study that is unparalleled." 


Content Warning: Strong Language, Sexual Assault

Age guideline: 14+

Written/Performed by Mabel Thomas

Directed by Sandra Oian

Dramaturgy by Aisha Josiah



Ticket information:

Performance dates: Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th September

Performance time: 8.30pm (1 hour)   

Tickets: £12 / £10




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