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Do I need a theatre?

Definitely not. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is one of the only musicals that could be staged perfectly adequately in a large living room. We've seen it performed behind a proscenium, in traverse, end-on with a thrust, in the round and just about everything in between.

The fact is, it's set in a bar. You can create a stage set of a bar in a theatre, or just do it in a bar. Up to you. It works both ways. Lastly, if you don't have either, it's not hard to do it somewhere else - we once did it in a circus tent!

Does Booby have to be played by a man?

According to us, yes. But we're not going to sue you if you choose to cast a woman - we'd be interested to find out how it goes. We do think it's probably more powerful to reinforce the message that all forms of sexuality and gender are celebrated in our future, and also that men too, can be Space Vixens. Booby, as played by a man, is an important part of both of those ideas.

Can I use a chorus?

For sure. It wasn’t written with an ensemble in mind, but it's worked really well on many occasions - from few additional waitresses and cabaret artists right on up to huge chorus lines of dancing lip-stick tubes. Check out some of the galleries in the Show Zone and you can see just how effective it’s been. Plus, it’s a great way to get as many people involved as possible. Go for it!

Do I have to use the official artwork for my poster?

Not at all. The complete version is simply there for those groups who don't want to go to the trouble of creating new artwork or who lack access to the necessary software. Go ahead and design your own version. All we insist on is that the Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens 3-Vixen logo is featured in the design.

Does Shirley Tri-star have to be doubled with Chesty?

In trying to reinforce the idea that Bunny will be able to fall in love again, the dramatic metaphor of exactly the same person walking through the door in Act II works quite well. It's not coincidence that Shirley crashes into Saucy Jack’s, it's manifest theatrical destiny. This is hammered home a little more if it's obviously cast as a double.

What if I want to use a band?

You can. It works very well with live musicians playing on top of the tracks. It’s a little harder to use no tracks at all simply because the style of so much of the music is sequenced and electronic in nature. It changes the atmosphere immensely to use a live drummer and bass player and we’ve never found it worked that well, but there’s no reason you can’t do it. Horns certainly sound great over the top of the tracks.

Band parts are not available from us for the reasons above, but if you want to write your own then get in touch. We do supply a piano and vocal score.

Do I have to sell drinks at the bar?

Definitely not. It’s a nice touch if a member of the audience can buy a beer from Mitch or get a cocktail brought to them by Booby, but it’s certainly not essential. There are sometimes various laws and licensing issues involved and there are situations where it just won’t work. It really doesn’t make any difference to the show at all.

Is there a trick to getting the audience dancing?

There most certainly is, and it's a trade secret that we don't really want to publish here. If you obtain a licence, give us a call and we'll tell you how to do it.

How much cabaret should I have before the show?

Sometimes people put on a whole cabaret bill that leads seamlessly into the show, and sometimes the lights just go down and Whackoff starts to speak. It works either way, and to some extent it depends on the style of the venue you’re in. In an end-on theatre the show tends to start cleanly with the opening number, whereas in a fully functioning bar there’s more opportunity to play around with cabaret acts. Once again, it can be a nice touch and a fun opportunity to get more people involved but it’s by no means essential. How much of it you do is entirely up to you.

Do the audience have to sit at tables?

It’s another nice touch if it’s possible, and it’s a great thing to be able to do a show even if you haven’t got a theatre available, but it’s certainly not essential. If you have a theatre with fixed seats, don’t worry about it at all. Just get going...

Can I video my production?

Yes, you can video your production and you can share it around your company. However, you may not commercially exploit the recording in any way, and you are not permitted to upload it (or any clips from it) to the internet without our permission.

I want to license the show. What do I do now?

You give us a little bit of information about what you have in mind and you request a quote. You can do this right now on the Licensing Page where there is more information about how it works. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the details yet, you can fill in the blanks later or change your mind.

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poster for Art of Regeneration
8
Art of Regeneration
Albany Theatre
London
2003
poster for Antic Disposition
9
Antic Disposition
C Venues
Edinburgh
1995
poster for Counterpoint
10
Counterpoint
C Venues
Edinburgh
1996
poster for Green Candle
11
Green Candle
The Shoebox Theatre, 135 Pearl
Burlington, Vermont
1996
poster for Counterpoint
12
Counterpoint
Pleasance Over the Road
Edinburgh
1999
poster for Counterpoint
13
Counterpoint
Queens Theatre, West End
London
1998
poster for Counterpoint
14
Counterpoint
Hackney Empire
London
1997
poster for Counterpoint
16
Counterpoint
Assembly Big Top
Edinburgh
2002
poster for Counterpoint
17
Counterpoint
Saucy Jack's Cabaret Bar
London
2001
poster for TWF Productions
25
TWF Productions
The Venue, Leicester Square
London
2005
poster for Simply Theatre
26
Simply Theatre
London Fringe
London
2010
poster for Green & Lenagan
27
Green & Lenagan
Saucy Jack's Cabaret Bar
London
1999
poster for Ghosts
29
Ghosts
Electric Theatre
Guildford
2003
poster for Mad Myrnas
31
Mad Myrnas
Mad Myrnas
Anchorage
2012
poster for Riverside
33
Riverside
ARPS
Eynsford
2010
poster for Unlucky
34
Unlucky
The Bull Theatre
Barnet, London
2010
poster for LST
36
LST
Leicester Square Theatre
London
2013
poster for POTS
35
POTS
The Circuit Playhouse
Memphis, Tennessee
2006
poster for YOUtheatre
37
YOUtheatre
Epsom Playhouse
Epsom
2011
poster for Glitch Theatre
48
Glitch Theatre
Glitch Theatre
Oslo
2002
poster for What If?
40
What If?
The American Theatre
Charleston
2014
poster for WYSPAS
42
WYSPAS
Sir William Borlase Theatre
Marlow
2007
poster for Alley Theater
45
Alley Theater
The Alley Theater
Louisville
2014
poster for BS Productions
44
BS Productions
Timberline Spirits
Seattle
2005
poster for KWLT
47
KWLT
Little Theatre
Kitchener-Waterloo
2014
poster for Ark Theatre Co
49
Ark Theatre Co
1647 La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles
2005
poster for Marble Valley Players
50
Marble Valley Players
West Rutland Town Hall
West Rutland
2015
poster for Fairfax CTC
51
Fairfax CTC
Twiggs
St Albans, VT
2014
poster for Leven Productions
52
Leven Productions
Just The Tonic, The Caves
Edinburgh
2014
poster for Bob Hope Theatre
53
Bob Hope Theatre
The Bob Hope Theatre
London
2015
poster for Purple Theatre
55
Purple Theatre
Compass Theatre
Ickenham
2014
poster for SLTG PRODUCTION
56
SLTG PRODUCTION
Gillmorehill Theatre
Glasgow
2009
poster for Two Box
58
Two Box
The Two Brewers
London
2015
poster for Tone Deaf
59
Tone Deaf
The Assembly Rooms Durham
Durham
2015
poster for TYCO
60
TYCO
Komedia, Brighton
Brighton
2015
poster for Sheep Theatre
61
Sheep Theatre
Battersea Barge
London
2015
poster for Janus Theatre
62
Janus Theatre
Sussex Arts Club
Brighton
2006
poster for Nearly Naked
63
Nearly Naked
Phoenix Theatres Little Theater
Phoenix
2010
poster for Two Box
64
Two Box
Freedom Bar, Soho
London (Soho)
2015
poster for BlakYak Theater
65
BlakYak Theater
Phoenix Theatre Hamilton Hill
Perth
2015
poster for JR Theatre
66
JR Theatre
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Highgate London
2015
poster for Vanity Project
67
Vanity Project
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Akron Ohio
2015
poster for Vanity Project
68
Vanity Project
Cassidy Theatre
Cleveland Ohio
2015
poster for Proforca Creative
75
Proforca Creative
Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub
London
2016
poster for Leven Productions
72
Leven Productions
Just the Tonic - The Caves
Edinburgh
2015
poster for Grey Lantern
73
Grey Lantern
Rigbys Bar
Perth
2016
poster for Kings Head
76
Kings Head
Kings Head Theatre
London
2016
poster for Musicality
74
Musicality
The Studio Live - UON
Nottingham
2016
poster for Sutter Street
77
Sutter Street
Sutter St Theatre
Folsom CA
2016
poster for Crystal Amazement
78
Crystal Amazement
Convocation Hall
Kingston ONT
2016
poster for Link Theatre
79
Link Theatre
Tabu Nightclub
London
2017
poster for Quids In
80
Quids In
ACT Aberdeen
Aberdeen
2017
poster for Pick Me Up
81
Pick Me Up
John Cooper Studio Theatre
York
2017
poster for 20 Cent Fiction
82
20 Cent Fiction
UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium
North Dartmouth
2017
poster for Simply Theatre
83
Simply Theatre
Alexandra Centre Society
Calgary
2017
poster for LUTG
84
LUTG
d2bar
Lancaster
2017
poster for SRO / Obsidian
85
SRO / Obsidian
Obsidian Theater
Houston
2017