Mairi Houston reunites with the whole team behind last year’s hugely successful How To Catch a Krampus, Sink The Pink and Ginger Johnson return to Pleasance Islington for five-weeks of queer, campy, Christmas fun all set to an out-of-this-world live score with Escape From Planet Trash.

An antidote to the soulless mega clubs, Sink The Pink are a collective of queens, club kids, pop superstars, creative juggernauts, flamboyant dancers, and acclaimed designers. Founded in 2008 by two best friends Glyn Fussell and Amy Redmond, Sink The Pink has grown from humble beginnings at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club to be one of the biggest LGBTQ nights in the world, selling out venues such as the Brixton Academy, Roundhouse and Troxy, and touring the world with Melanic C.

Escape From Planet Trash, featuring Mairi Houston is at The Pleasance 19th November to 22nd December 2019.

You’re performing in Escape From Planet Trash at Pleasance, what can you tell us about it?

I don’t want to give too much away but what I can tell you is it will be out of this world camp, side splittingly silly world beautiful soundscape and music underscoring the entire production. Basically it’s a funny, filthy sci-fi musical with drag queens. What else could you want!

Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I’ve done the last two Christmas shows written by Ginger Johnson and they have been one of the highlights of the year each time. The cast and crew are like family now and Ginger gives us a lot of creative freedom which isn’t always the case in a musical.

Why do you think the combination of sci fi, Christmas and drag works so well?

The only thing more camp than Christmas is a bunch of drag queens and given that queer people are often made to feel like we are from another planet, it seems that sci-fi is where we belong!

What do you think will surprise the audience the most about Escape From Planet Trash?

Well I’m not going to tell you that of course – then it wouldn’t be a surprise!

What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to see Escape From Planet Trash?

Get your tickets fast as we are already selling out and brace yourself for the madness!

Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly


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