Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens can be and has been presented many times as a "straight-up" musical, with a beginning and an end and the audience seated in rows. What makes it unique, however, is its potential to become an interactive experience that draws its audience completely into its world...
The audience is transported to Saucy Jack’s, a cabaret club on a distant planet in an unspecified future. They become part of the action, seated in and around the bar with the show taking place all around them.
A mighty musical in a small bar!the vermont times
This is an amazing production: awesomely energetic, incredibly funny and furiously, blatantly camp. there is singing, dancing, stripping, lashings of lurex and leather. it is also extremely tightly and professionally structured. there are no dull moments - the cast is stunning at every twist, turn and galactic gyration. ending with the unprecedented sight of the audience leaping to their feet and dancing along with the castthe scotsman
A cabaret nightclub experience link nothing on earth!axiom news
The evening starts with the bar open and the club swinging with all manner of futuristic cabaret acts. Jack and his cohorts welcome everyone and anyone to the club.
The show begins all around: on the bar, on the stage, in between the tables, maybe even on your table... and if you dare to go up and buy a beer from Jack in the middle of a scene, you’ll get served (but maybe with more than you bargained for!)
After the last encore, the bar stays open and the audience stays on its feet dancing as the show's club anthems give way to the resident DJ. It’s an environment that offers complete entertainment under one roof, combining the very best aspects of cabaret, burlesque, musical theatre and clubbing.
It’s a bit like watching an episode of Cheers from a table in the bar, or being on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise during an intergalactic crisis. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens involves the audience so much that they come back again and again wanting more... dressing in their own costumes, singing along and joining in with the dance moves! Fans have even made up their own "shouts" in response to lines in the show.
"The power is behind me,
to march through this seedy blitz..."
Whether it’s in a bar with theatrical production values brought in or in a theatre made up to look like a bar - or just about anything in between - Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens works because it allows the audience to feel part
of it. Indeed they are central to it - or the performers would simply be wandering
around an empty bar.
And when the Doctor asks them to
reflect on what it means to be a Space Vixen, offering them the opportunity
to let go of their inhibitions and get
up and dance, it’s no surprise that
they do. Every night.
Setting off audience participation routines of Rocky Horror-style proportions.the guardian
The show that's causing all the fuss is saucy jack and the space vixens in which one of the heroines - a plastic smuggler - sports glitter boots and a waistcoat cut from bubble-wrap. Despite the hot weather, audiences have also begun to dress in the stuff. It has become the party night out with vanloads of revellers vying for the finest design.the guardian