It’s 2050 and in a galaxy not too far from our own, Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar-system -the dumping ground for the universe. 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 theIntergalactic 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. Can they escape the planet before it explodes, can they find the weapon and disarm it, and will they make it home for Christmas?
Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre bringing a new show, Escape from Planet Trash that’s as camp as…well Christmas! It’s fun romp through space that leaves you guessing what’s coming next.
The plot is a bit confusing at times, and the dialogue can be a little clunky, but when it all comes together it really hits right! The lighting is great but the sound defiantly had some issues, with dropped sound and some speakers not being mixed well, making it hard to hear at times so some of the jokes are lost. Hopefully this can be resolved as the run continues.
It’s a show which works best when it leans into it’s panto elements from the latter part of the first half onwards. Ginger Johnson in particulat is a real star and it’s a pure joy whenever she takes to the stage. It’s laugh out funny and completely tongue in cheek, one character is a litteral, and I mean a litteral piece of shit, what more can I say then that!
If Christmas isn’t camp enough, get down to the Pleasance Theatre and catch Escape From Planet Trash, the show is on until the 22nd of November and tickets start from £25 and can be booked directly through the Pleasance Theatre website.
Ticket were given by Love Popups London in exchange for review