This is my favourite scene from Pleasuredome (the other is the Drag Queens strutting down the stage looking magnificent, the opening number, the middle numbers, the closing numbers…yeah I loved it all but the Cocaine battle between Sappho and Sappho is my favourite).

This should not have been filmed but…I’m really glad it was because it’s INCREDIBLE. The short clip just doesn’t do this scene justice. Lucy was OUTSTANDING and the battle between reformed Sappho and Cocaine Sappho is quite a battle. This is where you get to see Lucy’s acting chops up close and not filtered through a camera lens (well in the live version). It’s truly a gobsmacking scene to watch live. The idea of superimposing Sappho in the leather outfit (good reuse of Lucy’s concert suit) on the giant monitors adds to the amazing scene of just Lucy on stage. For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite

Pleasuredome Cococaine excerpt from Jon Baxter on Vimeo.

 

For more about Lucy's role as Sappho in Pleasuredome Musical head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome subsite