Venue: The Pleasance Theatre
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Drag queen Ginger Johnson returns to London’s Pleasance Theatre for riotous new show, Good Clean Fun.
Running 19 – 22 May 2022, this messy, hilarious and sexy one woman show confronts the most intimate parts of the human experience with humour, humility, and a whole lot of custard in Johnson’s audacious attempt at owning her past and making the most out of making a mess.
When an unexpected revelation from the past comes back to haunt her, Newcastle’s answer to Elaine Stritch – the ever-eclectic Ginger Johnson – finds herself immersed in a world of online likes, desire, shame and instant custard!
It’s 2011, and Johnson is working the UK cabaret scene with a slapstick comedy act which starts with a jar of hotdogs and ends in a puddle of ketchup. A roaring hit with audiences and a nightmare to clean up, Johnson posted a video version of the performance online and retired the act for good – it got 15 likes.
A decade later, Ginger discovers the long-forgotten video now with over 10,000 views and a surprising new audience – the online fetish community. Sploshing – also known as ‘wet and messy’ – is a sexual fetish involving copious amounts of non-bodily substances, such as food, mud, shaving foam, slime and paint. Determined to reclaim the experience of being unknowingly fetishised by strangers on the internet, Johnson threw herself into the world of ‘Sploshing-as-performance’, collaborating with five professional kink-workers to explore themes of liberation and consent.
Back in London after the success of Dog Show and Happy Place, Good Clean Fun exhibits Johnson’s hallmark blend of camp laughs and bareknuckle confessional, documenting her eye-opening adventures into the far corners of the internet in pursuit of reclaiming personal power.
Combining docu-theatre, comedy, cabaret, puppetry, and live sploshing performance, Johnson aims to make space for audiences to feel at ease with ideas that might be hard to swallow.Website & Booking
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