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starting to sweep at least parts oi the city by the end oi last year’s run, the team believes that now is the time tor the Space Vixen phenomenon to take oil.

For the uninitiated, Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens is a iuturistic, glam rock space musical. it takes place in a space age disco bar with the audience Vamplng with the Vixens playing the part oi its inter-galactic clientele. A desultory lunge is made at 3 "illde! WSW! P'Ol'lifle. but by the own costumes out oi bubble-wrap.’ iinal chorus any pretence that this is Comparisons with Rocky Horror are

purist, but the producer talked me into having a good man. gets chatty and the backdrop and blow me, it works.’ happy (“when naysmm.)

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with the laddish tendency, but this My (My 20/29), 10pm, £547.50 isn’t going to be one more man (£445.50),

only a play is over as Saucy Jack’s inevitable but not necessarily helpiul. becomes the grooviest disco club in this is a celebration oi high camp (on, iuturism and very tacky iashion Director Michael Fidler is choices. A ticket to the show also responsible tor the theatre to club allows you to shake your space pants mutation and believes that it will into the wee hours. (Catriona Craig) make the show even stronger. ‘Last Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens year people came along tour or live (Fringe) Counterpoint, 8 Too (Venue 4)

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