Musical (1995)

Musique: Jonathan Croose • Robbin Forrest
Paroles: Jonathan Croose • Robbin Forrest
Livret: Charlotte Mann • Michael Fidler
Production à la création:

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.

As the audience settle back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s... The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe.
The staff at the bar are terrified but their boss, Saucy Jack himself, doesn’t seem that bothered by the threat of murder or the tragic loss of his cabaret acts - he’s more concerned it’ll be bad for business.
We meet and hear the dreams and fears of some of the characters in the bar: down-trodden waitress Booby Shevalle, talented young saxophonist Sammy Sax, willing barman Mitch Maypole and eccentric regular at the bar, Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff.
There is much excitement at the explosive arrival of Chesty Prospects, a plastic smuggling outlaw: there's an eco-war going on in this part of the galaxy and fashionable fabrics like bubble-wrap have been made illegal. Chesty charms the bar, talks business with Jack and heralds the arrival of The Space Vixens who hit the ground singing their dance anthem 'Glitter Boots Saved My Life'.
These super fashion crime fighters from a groovier galaxy are part celebrity, part super-hero: strong, sexy, liberated...and all woman! Their mission is to fight crime and liberate the universe harnessing the Power of Disco. The audience join these sassy space cops as they arrive on Frottage III to uncover the Slingback Killer and watch as they are drawn into a cosmic underworld where their unique powers promise justice, hope and unadulterated funk!

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…

'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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Version 1

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (1998-03-Queen's Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Sondheim Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 85 représentations
Première Preview : 18 March 1998
Première: 25 March 1998
Dernière: 06 June 1998
Mise en scène : Keith Strachan
Chorégraphie : Ian Stuart-Ferguson • Chritina Avery
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: David Schofield (Saucy Jack), Catherine Porter (Jubilee), Natasha Bain (Anna), Johanna Alitt (Bunny), David Ashley (Booby), Adam Meggido (Dr Whackoff), Hannah Waddingham (Chesty), Daniel Wexler (Sammy), Mark Oxtoby (Mitch)

Version 2

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (2005-11-The Venue-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Leicester Square Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 24 November 2005
Première: 06 December 2005
Dernière: 04 February 2006
Mise en scène : Michael Fidler
Chorégraphie : Bruno Tonioli
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Scott Baker (Saucy Jack), Faye Tozer (Jubilee), Gemma Zirfas (Anna), Melita Nicola (Bunny), Carl Mullaney (Booby), Mark Carroll (Dr Whackoff), Carmen Cusack (Chesty), Joel Karie (Sammy), Paul Christopher (Mitch)

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