Pleasance Theatre: Escape from Planet Trash

Love theatre?
Love sci-fi?
Then you’ll love Escape from Planet Trash

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?

Sink The Pink 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!

Show will be on from 20 November to 22 December.

Thanks to Pleasance Theatre for letting some members of Love Pop Ups London come down to watch Escape from Planet Trash.

Discover more and read our write ups.

“This production is super fun, I can definitely recommend the premium seating, it’s absolutely worth it even if you don’t see everything at all times as some things happen behind your back, but the rotating stage makes it somewhat even for everyone on stage and the close proximity to the action is definitely worth it!”

Bianca blog post

“Fab fun immersive theatre show.”


“What’s the best strategy to follow when you’re surrounded by zombies and trapped with other survivors?This production help you prepare:)”

Noni Instagram post

“The show is split into two halves and the first part is very close to the movie itself… a little dark but great tension created and manages to keep us all at the edge of our seats. The second half is where the musical elements comes into play… Very much like groundhog Day…the scene replays itself until the best solution is agree..but can they?”

Joice blog post

“Night of the living dead LIVE! was a great afternoon out at the theatre. Being offered premium seats, we were sat on the stage in the splatter zone and suited in grey overalls to protect our clothes. As we were on stage, the experience was very immersive. When the lights went off and the sound effects went on, it was very hard not to scream. There is a lot of chasing out zombies and characters running around you to keep the adrenaline running. The first half was pretty much a replication of the movie while the second half brought about a lot of alternative endings. You also got splattered a lot! Also, as there was a rotating stage, you actually get to see each alternative ending from a different angle, which is a nice touch. If you like screaming one second and laughing the next, and are not afraid of blood (water & charcoal), this is the theatre experience for you.”

Jamie review post

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  1. Jamie says:

    The queer collective Sink the Pink is back at the Pleasance Theatre for its Christmas show called Escape from Planet Trash. It’s basically a pantomine but queer-filled. It has a lot of slapstick jokes and cheap comedy but also has a crazy plotline that looks like a hodgepodge of plots from more famous movies or forms of entertainment. There was a segment that used a section of Greta Thunberg’s speech which was comical in it’s appearance. It also uses a lot of famous tunes but replaces the lyrics to match the plot, which results in a lot of original laughter. The beginning of the show was a bit slow and I had to admit it was a bit hard to follow at first, but the second half was really entertaining.

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