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Saucy Jacks and the Space Vixens – TriBeCa Manchester
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Saucy Jacks and the Space Vixens – TriBeCa Manchester

In the great fringe tradition, Saucy Jacks and the Space Vixens begins before you even enter Manchester’s TriBeCa venue. An American diner waitress takes the tickets, a moody cabaret boss is sat in the corner and the club acts are cleaning tables and interacting with the audience members, even sending voice messages using peoples’ phones. A delay to press night was another chance for improv as one of the cast ushered the audience back upstairs, declaring “some diva isn’t ready”. But if the production feels haphazard when you arrive, the quality of the material and performances soon convince you otherwise. The show isn’t new. After premiering in Edinburgh in 1995, Saucy Jacks has been staged by both amateur and professional groups - on and off - ever since. The overarching theme isn’t g...