Escape From Planet Trash, Pleasance Theatre - ★★★★ - Until December 22, 2019


As Escape From Planet Trash began it felt like we'd arrived late at a party, Ginger Johnson and Sink The Pink "The LGBTQ+ Collective" are firm favourites here. Let us explain the plot: a spaceship lands on a post-apocalyptic earth now living in dread of giant marauding turkeys and... Oh, don't bother! Just sit back and enjoy the fun as it won't take long to get drawn into this show's very silly and unusual take on the Christmas panto! Ginger rules the roost with great aplomb as 'The Dame' and raises genuine laughs throughout the evening. David Cumming is quite outstanding as her son and is everyone's favourite! The other four talented members of the cast are variously space travelers and turkeys. Musically the show is well sung accompanied by a small but excellent live band. The production is slick and the scenery makes top grade use of the theatre's revolving stage as we whirl around the corrugated-iron shack where Ginger and her son live in cheerful squalor. Overall and almost against our will, we thoroughly enjoyed it! This show is definitely not a turkey.

P.S. Don't take the children or your maiden aunt... It gets a bit 'risqué' but remains hilarious!

Reviewed by D.S.J.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until December 22, 2019
Tue - Sat: 7:30 pm, Sat: 3 pm, Sun: 5:30 pm
The Pleasance Theatre
Nearest tube: Caledonian Road
https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/sink-pink-presents-escape-planet-trash#overview

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