"Don't Blink: A Doctor Who Burlesque" at Gorilla Tango Theatre is a fun romp through time and space with not one Doctor Who, but FOUR of them! Yes, four Doctors on one stage and they are all played by women who take their clothes off. What could be better than that? It is a sci-fi fan fantasy.
The Doctors in the show are:
- The 4th (Classic Doctor) - Tom Baker - played by Irene Goodnight
- The 9th - Christopher Eccleston - played by Diva La Vida
- The 10th - David Tennant - Played by Crystal Paradise
- The 11th - Matt Smith - Played by Lady Lemondrop
All of them were played with a certain exaggeration that was simply perfect. Crystal Paradise's 10th Doctor was spot on, very serious, bespectacled, and moody. Diva La Vida's 9th Doctor was brooding. Lady Lemondrop's 11th Doctor, Matt Smith was a hilarious goofball and Irene Goodnight in a '70 white guy afro-wig and long scarf made her an instant English Tom Baker twin. It worth seeing the show only to see their portrayals. Did I mention that they will all take their clothes off too, in character? It is genius.
The story is a bit light on details and plot, but hey, four Doctors in one show should run for at least 3 hours and this show is about 60 minutes. There is a very sexy Ood, played by Ruby Bourbon who stripped out of her tendrils and clothes while she did a dramatic dance with a glowing Ood orb. Ruby also played a great Weeping Angel that danced through the audience and then kidnapped and stripped cast members but didn't kill them. There were Cyber-women and rollerskating Daleks too. Devyn DeViante in a TARDIS dress was amazing and of course, she takes it off. Juicy Lucy was "The Mistress" aka The Master who has feminized all the Doctors. She's a pleasure to watch and a very good actor. This show is a blast.
I saw it with a friend of mine that had never seen Doctor Who and she loved it. There are at least 100 Doctor Who jokes and references in the show for those that are familiar with the series, but if you don't know Who well, it's still a lot of fun.
Don't Blink runs Fridays at 9 p.m. through May 31. You can get tickets at the Gorilla Tango website.