Escape From Planet Trash - Pleasance

London theatre news: Tuesday 3 September 2019

Christmas shows - Off-West End

Drag queens are going to space as Sink the Pink return to the Pleasance with a camp sci-fi b-movie adventure in the second of their queer Christmas Trilogy.
Escape From Planet Trash at Pleasance - Islington

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Here's another show for this year's festive season - scheduled for Pleasance Islington ...

Reuniting 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.

Escape From Planet Trash will be at Pleasance Islington from 19 November to 22 December 2019.

Glyn Fussell, director of Sink the Pink said ...

"After the joy of last year's show, we can't wait to take you all to another planet!

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!"

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.

And for gin lovers ... Wildcat gin will be taking over the Pleasance Bar for the duration of Escape From Planet Trash, keeping space travellers well lubricated with classic G+Ts and a show inspired cocktail.

Show listing information


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 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.

Can they escape the planet before it explodes, can they find the weapon and disarm it, and will they make it home for Christmas?

In their own distinct style, Sink The Pink and Ginger Johnson return to Pleasance Islington for five weeks of queer, campy, Christmas fun.

Featuring drag queens, comedy, aliens, giant space spiders, and a live score, Planet Trash is destined to become this year's Christmas must-see!


Ginger Johnson

Mahatma Khandi

Maxi More

David Cumming

Mairi Houston

Lavinia Co-op


Author: Ginger Johnson
Director: Ginger Johnson
Designer: Ginger Johnson
Musical direction: Sarah Bodalbhai
Lighting: Clancy Flynn
Sound: Alicia Jane Turner
Production: Sink the Pink and the Pleasance


Pleasance - Islington - Mainhouse
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
N7 9EF


From: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Closed: Sunday 22 December 2019


Standard: From £20


Show website
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