Don’t you want me, baby? Don’t you want me, ohh!!!!!
If that is the cry from the Pleasuredome, then they need not worry. This 80s themed and inspired show is totally appreciated by audiences, in fact the season has been extended right up until the 23rd of December.
So is it worth all the hype? Having experienced the Pleasuredome in all it’s retro glory, I can happily say yes. This is immersive theatre at it’s best. As you walk through the entrance you are immediately transported into the streets of 1980s New York. From walking through a graffiti covered subway train, watching steam rise from the potholes, spying hotdog and donut sellers, to seeing breakdancers bust out moves on the street, this NY replica is bustling and exciting.
Just before the show starts, you walk through to the main auditorium and marvel at the audience. Everyone is clad in their best 80s get-up, and to be honest you would look out of place if you didn’t make an effort!
The show focuses on the nightclub ‘Pleasuredome’, so naturally there are many references to drug culture, sex, sexuality, and finding one’s voice and individuality. The show is littered with recognisable tunes and you can’t help but sing along. The dancing is energetic and sleazy in parts, but this only adds to it’s charm (and cheekiness).
Lucy Lawless is a standout with her singing and acting talents proving she is more than her Xena persona. The show also features some sassy Drag Queens, who showed a phenomenal ability to dance in the tallest heels!
Despite having some dark undertone the Pleasuredome is two hours of pure joy, in fact, our ushers made sure we got up and danced at the end.
So if you haven’t seen it yet, book now and make a beeline to Savemart and Look Sharp to find your raddest 80s outfit. You will not be disappointed.
#xmascountdown2017 From 1-24 December I will blog daily suggestions with tips and advice on awesome things to do, see or experience during the festive season. The summer also represents a perfect opportunity on mental and physical wellbeing; a time to re-charge, re-energise and to re-focus. You’re welcome.