It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And in Sink the Pink terms, this means queer, campy fun so bonkers that you’ll need sunglasses to deflect the festive glare.
The UK’s best drag queens have returned to The Pleasance Islington for an out-of-this-world five-week production, Escape from Planet Trash, which will be set to a live score including everything from *wait for it* Peter Andre’s “Mysterious Girl|, a revised “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “The Final Countdown”.
Let us set the scene: “It’s the year 2050 and in a galaxy not too far from our own, Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar system. As the countdown to Christmas begins, the planet faces a new danger, an impending solar flare that threatens to obliterate Planet Trash, and a discarded weapon the Intergalactic Government is desperate to retrieve.
All that stands between Planet Trash and complete annihilation is a crack team of unlikely queer space explorers, and Ginger Johnson, the last remaining resident of the doomed planet, who is refusing to return home. “
Guests will watch in awe as the LGBTQ+ collective aim to find the weapon needed to disarm the weapon set to destroy the planet, and make it home in time for Christmas.
“After the joy of last year’s show, we can’t wait to take you all to another planet!” Explains Glyn Fussell, creator of Sink the Pink. “I’ve always been the biggest sci-fi fan, so this show combines the best of outer space, with my other loves drag and Christmas! Earth may never be the same again!”
Sponsored by Wildcat Gin, Sink the Pink’s Escape from Planet Trash will run in Pleasance Theatre, Islington from 19th November to 22nd December. Previews £20. Full price: £30 (£25 concs.) For tickets and more information visit sinkthepink.com