Sink The Pink and the Pleasance present: Escape From Planet Trash

Photo Credit: Ali Wright

“It makes for a glorious kind of queer family fun” ★★★★ Evening Standard (on How To Catch a Krampus) 

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. 

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? 

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. 

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. 

@SinkThePinkLDN | #STPPlanetTrash | @ThePleasance I Running Time: 135 minutes | Suitable for ages 16 + 

Company Information 

Written and Directed by Ginger Johnson Musical Director Sarah Bodalbhai 

Designed by Ginger Johnson Lighting Design by Clancy Flynn 

Sound Designed by Alicia Jane Turner Produced by Sink the Pink and the Pleasance 

Cast Ginger Johnson, Mahatma Khandi, Maxi More, David Cumming, Mairi Houston, and Lavinia Co-op.