Set in a future galaxy, Saucy Jack’s bar is the meanest dive on the Planet Frottage, and is a regular haunt for Booby, a transvestite waitress, Chesty Prospects, the barmaid, and a doctor called Willie Whackoff. But, a serial killer is on the loose: one by one the bar’s cabaret performers are found with a sequinned stiletto-heel sling-back rammed through their hearts. Enter the Space Vixens - Jubilee Climax, Anna Labia, and Bunny Lingus - the inter-galactic, crime-fighting babes who zoom in, all glitter boots and zap-guns, to solve the crimes. By the end, Jubilee Climax and Saucy Jack have fallen in love, Chesty and Bunny are having a Lesbian affair, and Whackoff and a character called Mitch are dressed in rubber.Synopsis complet
Génèse du musical
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was first performed as a one act late-night musical at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1995, produced by Michael Fidler and Johanna Allitt. It played to sold out audiences, gained wide-spread coverage and received a coveted Fringe First Award for "innovation in theatre and outstanding new production." The show returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 1996 with Counterpoint Theatre as a fully-fledged two act show, complete with a brand new venue built to house it. Again, it sold out and received five star reviews. Next stop for Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was Burlington, Vermont later that year where the show extended its run due to popular demand and won a "Bessie" award for Best New Musical.
The show was then developed as a touring production by Julius Green and Ian Lenagan in preparation for its inevitable transfer into the West End. After successful runs at the Oxford Fire Station, Nuffield Southampton and Hackney Empire in 1997, it opened in the Queen's Theatre in London's West End in 1998. On the back of its success on Shaftesbury Avenue, a bespoke nightclub was created to house the show, Saucy Jack's, appropriately located on Crucifix Lane next to London’s Southbank.
The show played a successful run at the Pleasance back in Edinburgh in 1999 as the warm up for the opening of the Club and this purpose-built cabaret nightspot became the permanent home for Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens until 2002, offering a unique evening of cabaret, theatre and dancing for one ticket price. It allowed Saucy Jack to realise its full potential as an interactive live event.
Saucy Jack’s closed its doors in the summer of 2003 and the show went on the road again with a hit production in a circus tent for the Assembly Rooms back in Edinburgh. Later that year it moved to the Albany Theatre, London in association with the National Theatre. This coincided with the long-awaited release of the amateur rights by Samuel French Ltd.
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was last seen in the West End in 2006 at The Venue, Leicester Square, produced by Glenn M. Stewart and directed by Mike Fidler. It starred Faye Tozer of Steps fame and featured choreography by Dancing With the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Bruno Tonioli.
It has since been performed to sold out houses all over the world with over 50 productions including Los Angeles, London, Seattle, Wellington, Oslo, Anchorage, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Memphis, Brighton - and many others willing to follow…
Liste des rôles
'Saucy' Jack De 'Ath - proprietor of Saucy Jack's Cabaret Bar
Honey Tipps/Jubilee Climax - Leader of the Vixens
Bunny Lingus - Space Vixen
Anna Labia - Space Vixen
Booby Shevalle - Cocktail waitress at Saucy Jack's
Shirley Tristar/Chesty Prospects - Intergalactic smuggler
Sammy Sax - House saxophonist
Dr Wilhelm von Whackoff - Psychoanalyst
Mitch Maypole - Barman at Saucy Jack's.
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