KEY BALANCING ROLE
FORMER Ursula Frayne Catholic College student Joanna Tyler has polished her disco balls and stocked up on glitter in preparation for the cosmic cabaret Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at Fringe World this year.
Described by director Lorna Mackie as an addictive mix of fun, naughtiness and glitter, the interactive theatre experience will hit Rigby’s Bar on St. Georges Terrace this month.
Tyler plays Jubilee Climax and described her character as “an insane cross between a fierce sci-fi crime fighter and Barbarella”.
“She’s done her years of being shy and used by men and made the decision to be an ambitious, butt-kicking space queen instead,” she said.
“Jubilee oozes confidence and is an amazing character to play.”
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens peaked Tyler’s interest because of its origins at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“The show uses quite a bit of audience participation, which is great fun as a performer and a bit more challenging than your standard musical,” Ms Tyler said.
“It’s all about balancing the comedy of the show with the journey of the character. You don’t want to end up playing the role too over-the-top because the audience will lose interest.”
The 18+ show plays from 8pm on February 18, 19 and 20.