Friday, 6 September 2013

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

I’ve not presented a theatre review for a while, but what a production to return with. Last night we found ourselves down in the seedy night club called Saucy Jack’s on Frottage III. (Aka Leicester Square Theatre) Where the Slingback Killer has been knocking off the cabaret acts. Quick somebody call for the interstellar super-fashion crime fighters The Space Vixens. With the rest of the acts stuck in this world of doom your life may only be save by Glitter Boots and DISCO.

It’s fair to say this is very much in the style of The Rocky Horror Show, and if you enjoyed that then you’ll enjoy this. It’s one of the few musicals I’ve seen recently where we’ve come out humming the songs and wanting to be a Space Vixen.  I don’t want to spoil it for you by giving too much away.

But, will The Space Vixens be able to bring The Slingback Killer to justice? Will Booby Shevalle get her dream come true, and Sammy Sax, Mitch Maypole and Dr Von Whackoff what will be their fate? There is only one way to find out, and that is to join them at Leicester Square Theatre for a fabulous night.

Multi-award winning West End star Leanne Jones heads a brilliantly strong cast who deliver with great zest this wonderful musical which has certainly won my heart. The show is presented in an intimate setting with the stage down the centre of the studio area ending in the obligatory accessory for the pole dancers, and the audience is sat around as if they were really in the cabaret bar - this works really well.

I’m still humming ‘Glitter Boots Saved My Life’ YES - 
I stopped off to buy the soundtrack on the way out.

Well done to all

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens” is on at The Leicester Square Theatre from 1st August to 15th September 2013.  For more details