Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.
I recently attended the press night for Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at The Kings Head Theatre for Remotegoat.com and had a great night out.
You can find my review below or on the remotegoat website. Hope you enjoy.
Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens comes to life again this year at the King’s head Theatre, Angel. This show has graced the stage on and off for the last 11 years and has been performed across the country from West End to the Edinburgh fringe Festival, and now you have till may 21st to catch it again.
The Kings Head, Angel is a lovely theatre, that in partnership with Equity, is a paid Fringe venue. In my eyes this is great as it makes sure that the creatives and cast receive some form of payment.
Now on with the show..
If Rocky Horror, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Priscilla the Queen of the desert had a love child, this show would be it!
In a nutshell the show takes part in a space bar ‘Saucy Jack’ which is a leading space cabaret venue run by the villainous Jack. The bar is staffed by some very talented cast members and when the lead cabaret acts start getting murdered, the intergalactic sexy space trio – the Space Vixens arrive to solved the crime.
The show breaks the proverbial 4th wall as the audience members make up the customers in the Saucy Jack bar. If you are lucky enough you will also be brought into the show as a prop or even a seat as the cast serenade you as the show goes on.
The Choreography and staging lends itself well to such a small intimate venue. The show has some iconic choreography and is brought back in this production superbly by Lorna Hall (a cast member) and Spencer Leven.
Jamie Birkett as the leading Space Vixen, Jubilee Climax, is a glitter covered powerhouse. With strong vocals that are consistent throughout the show she is a great assist to the productions.
The Space Vixen trio line up is finished by Bunny Lingus, played Zoe Nicholls, who is a ballsy power ballad singing beauty and the cutesy Anna Labia, played by Lorna Hall.
Tom Whalley as the hilarious Dr Willy Von Whackoff had the audience in stitches. His embodiment of a crazy space German scientist (and also as a Narrator of the show at times) is an outstanding performance. He has incredible energy and impeccable comic time.
Sophie Cordwell James as Chesty Prospects was a racy space trucker with a cracking voice and Hugh Stubbins as the bar owner Jack is sleazy and comedic and perfectly cast as the Villain
The bar employees made up of the gorgeous wannabe Vixen Booby Chevalle, played by Caspar Cordwell, the spritely Mitch Maypole played by Kristopher Bosch and the talented actor musician (playing the saxophone) Sammy Sax, played by Ashton Charge have a great onstage relationship. These cast members have the most stage time and they have the stage presence to match. All singing and all dancing these three help the story move on while also having their own break out moments.
The story is far fetched but is a great night out and well worth a watch.
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