Last night Alicia Smith​ and I saw Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at Rigby's Bar and Grill.

Last night Alicia Smith​ and I saw Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at Rigby's Bar and Grill.

You can see the inspiration of Rocky Horror, and but it takes that distant inspiration in completely new directions and creates something new, fresh, and just as catchy.

One big aspect of that divergence is that of overall mood. Rocky Horror is just that - a very dark horror dressed up in the glitz of a party. But for all the glitz, it is a very dark and downbeat story.

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens it the exact opposite - it is a bright and upbeat story, that happens to be dressed up as a murder mystery.

If you manage to catch it - where ever it happens to be playing - you will be in for a treat.

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Grey Lantern Production’s Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens

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Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens is running for two more performances at Rigby’s Bar and Grill tonight - Friday the 19th Febraury 2016 and tomorrow night Saturday the 20th of February 2016.

We saw the opening night last night and if you want to see just how sexy nonconformist and unconventional takes on beauty can be you would really enjoy this show’s opening cabaret at 8:00pm. If you don’t want to see this because you think it’s a turn off, creepy or icky, then you probably need to see it to challenge your preconceptions a bit.  

This is an 18+ show so enjoy some very titillating cabaret burlesque and adult themes. 

Included in the cabaret - exceptional pole work (not your usual pole dancer), captivating fan dancer, a real wow of a belly dancer all a great warm up and bringing you into this world.  

It’s a good thing they sell fans in their merchandise, that’s all I can say. A lovely touch - dancers coming around with trays of mini glitter balls, Space Vixen chokers, fans and so forth.

I’m not quite sure of the etiquette of applauding an erotic performer - is phwoarrrr inappropriate or would it be taken as just due?

Stu-Pendous, the official Magician of Saucy Jack’s circulates the tables during the intervals, performing some very impressive mechanical and sleight of mouth feats and some truly inspired patter.

Other performers will come and chat to you, never breaking character - for all intents and purposes, you’re at Saucy Jack’s - a disreputable dive of the spaceways. I mean even a Mos Eisley regular would avoid the place. 

You might end up with a dancer on your lap, or be taken up to dance or given a massage. 

The performers were extraordinary last night, fully professional and powering their way through faulty fire alarms and fireworks, a challenging venue for them, and never losing the audience for a second. Tight dance numbers and some lovely voices in the group and solo pieces. 

Very engaging characters - to the pole mistress drag queen, to the lovely saxophonist - and of course Jack himself and the Vixens! They’re fun roles and you can see the cast are having a (glitter) ball. And they’re really good at what they do.  

There’s a very disturbing  number with the murder victims as the dancers that’s genuinely creepy and moving as well that I found particularly good out of all the fun.

Remember to keep watching, even through the breaks. You’ll miss out if not. Remember they’re never breaking character, there’s plot going on. And some amusing physical antics.

Murder! DIsco! Glitter Boots! Mysterious Space Women! Dark and Sinister Doings! This deserves a cult following! Will get you dancing and thinking! 

9/10 Great fun and Rocky Horror night at Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon on the Sid & Nancy scale. 

Photos by Rob Masters 


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