Leanne Jones to Lead West End's SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS at Leicester Square, Aug 1-Sept 15
Multi award-winning West End star, LeAnne Jones, is to head the cast of cult sci-fi musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, which is returning to London for a seven-week summer season at Leicester Square Theatre from Thursday August 1 to Sunday 15 September. Press night is Wednesday August 7 at 7.30pm.
Leanne (Bunny Lingus) made her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, winning the Best Actress in a Musical Olivier Award, the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, and the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
The rest of the cast features:
Jamie Birkett (Jubilee Climax)
Ralph Bogard (as Saucy Jack)
Kristopher Bosch (Mitch Maypole)
David Malcolm (Booby Shevalle)
Kate Malyon (Anna Labia)
Marcus Reeves (Dr Whackoff)
Nigel Thomas (Sammy Sax)
In the seedy cabaret club Saucy Jack's, on the planet Frottage III, all is not well. Danger lurks in every corner as the cabaret acts are being picked off one by one by the relentless slingback killer, plunging a murderous heel deep into the victims chest! Against the backdrop of gloom and fear, down-trodden waitress Booby Shevalle, talented Sammy Sax, barman Mitch Maypole, bar-fly Dr von Whackoff and pan-galactic Chesty Prospects share their dreams and reveal secrets as the evil shadow of the Slingback Killer draws ever near. All is not lost as the glorious Space Vixens arrive, i terstellar, super-fashion crime fighters here to save the day by the Power of Disco, with glowing Glitterboots and disco beams. Love interests develop, closets are opened and lives are saved before everything builds to an extraordinary musical climax.
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens premiered in 1995 at the Edinburgh Festival. It was written as a piece of theatre that would appeal to people who might feel more at home in bars and clubs than theatres. Its frenzied audience involvement and its raunchy electronic score made it an instant success with sold-out audiences invading the stage nightly and refusing to leave the theatre. Rave reviews and crazy plastic-clad fans quickly led to a Fringe First award for 'innovation in theatre and outstanding new production'. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens eventually stormed the West End, taking up residence at the Queen's Theatre for 12 weeks in the summer of 1998. Now it's back!
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens has a Book by Charlotte Mann; Lyrics by Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler; Music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest. It is based on original ideas by Johanna Allitt, Simon Curtis, Michael Fidler and Charlotte Mann.
Stuart Saint (Director/Choreographer) was responsible for Leicester Square Theatre's recent sold-out critical smash-hit adult panto, Dick!. Stuart has an extensive range of theatrical endeavours under his belt, Producing, Directing, Choreographing and also performing in many productions on national tour and the West End. In 2012, Stuart completed a sold out run, playing Joe in the critical acclaimed new West End musical Toxic Bankers, alongside producing and performing in his one man (ish) cabaret show's A Saintly Affair and Boudoir Star at Leicester Square Theatre. As a director and choreographer Stuart has worked on many pantomimes, musicals and variety shows throughout the UK, also choreographing several music videos for MTV, including the recent YouTube hit This Is The Night for the Guru Project and a crazy Britney Spears spoof starring Radio One DJ Greg James for the popular BBC THREE programme Britain Unzipped. Stuart recently appeared in The Boys In The Band at Greenwich Theatre and is currently working on his rock ballet, Princess.
Produced by Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatres Limited.
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens will play the Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, LONDON WC2H 7BX, Thursday 1 August - Sunday 15 September. Press night is Wednesday August 7 at 7.30pm. Performances: Tuesday - Sunday at 8.00pm, pre-show cabaret at 7.30pm; Friday & Saturday night includes a post-show disco. Midnight matinee: Saturday 17 August; Doors: 10:30pm; Pre Show Cabaret: 11.00pm; Show: 11:30pm. Tickets: Tuesday - Thursday £18.50; Friday & Saturday £20.50. Box office: 08448 733433 or online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com.