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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Closed December 30, 2011

The best feel-good show since Mama Mia!

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Why See Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?

FROM DOWN UNDER TO THE WORLD!

Two drag queens, one transsexual, a campervan and the journey of a lifetime! Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a sassy and sensational spectacle and a light-hearted look into friendship and forgiveness. Adapted from the Oscar award-winning film, the stage musical is big and bold and deliciously outrageous. With all the best 70s disco hits, a host of wonderful characters and spectacular and vivid costumes from a kaleidoscopic dreamscape, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a voluptuous and veritable multi-sensual feast.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a feel-good extravaganza that has dazzled and delighted audience all over the world and received a multitude of awards. In its country of origin, it won five Australian Greenroom awards. It won an Olivier award and the Whatsonstage.com award for 'Best New Musical' in London, a Tony award in the US, 6 Toronto Broadway World awards and a Toronto Theatre Critics award in Canada, and 4 DAPA awards in Italy.

WHAT'S PRISCILLA ALL ABOUT?

Drag queens Tick and Adam and transsexual Bernadette, accept a gig in Alice Springs for a spectacular Sydney-based show. The three friends hop aboard a run-down old bus, fondly nicknamed Priscilla, and set out on an adventure into the Australian outback. But the jolly jaunt is not without its wobbles, as the trio encounter hospitality, hostility and their own prejudices, and ultimately becomes a journey into the heart of friendship and family, love and learning, and, undeniably, all things fabulous.

DID YOU KNOW?

Priscilla first opened as a stage musical in Sydney 2006. Adapted from Stephen Elliott?s 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen on the Desert, the smash-hit extravaganza has become one of the most successful musicals to come out of Australia. The show boasts over 500 award-winning costumes and 200 gravity-defying head-dresses.

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Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 10 March 2009

Opening night: 23 March 2009

Audience

Due to occasional coarse language parental guidance is recommended for children 15 years and under

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval

And before you stop reading

Seating Notes:

Stalls - Seats with a face value of 39.75 pounds Monday to Thursday and 44.75 pounds Friday and Saturday are classed as restricted view due to the Dress Circle overhang.

Dress Circle - Seats with a face value 39.75 pounds Monday to Thursday and 44.75 pounds Friday and Saturday are classed as restricted view due to the?Upper?Circle overhang.

Grand Circle - Row A of the Grand Circle has restricted legroom and some seats may also be restricted view due to a front handrail. Row B is restricted with a handrail and has a side view. All Grand Circle Seats with a face value of 24.75 pounds are classed as restricted view. Row H is restricted view.

Balcony - Row A and B of the Balcony seats may also be restricted view due to a front handrail.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Richard Grieve as Tick (Mitzi)
Don Gallagher as Bernadette
Oliver Thornton as Adam (Felicia)
Mark Moraghan as Bob
Ray Meagher as Bob (from Oct 5th 2011 onwards)
Charlotte Riby as Diva
Gemma O'Duffy as Diva
Lucinda Shaw as Diva
Newley Aucutt as Miss Understanding
Selina Chilton as Marion
Steven Cleverley as Farrah / Young Bernadette
Daniele Coombe as Shirley
Liz Ewing as Shirley
Kanako Nakano as Cynthia
Tristan Temple as Jimmy
John Brannoch as Frank

Creative

Book by Stephan Elliott
Book & producer, Allan Scott
Directed by Simon Phillips
Choreography by Ross Coleman
Musical director, Stephen Murphy
Production design by Brian Thomson
Costume design by Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner
Lighting design by Nick Schlieper
Sound design by Michael Waters

What we thought

Wild WONDERFUL glamerous

Be prepared for the wild and fantastic in this wonderful spectacle of costumes, colour and musi

Priscilla focuses on both the highs and lows of drag life and somehow manages to be deeply touching in between the crude and camp...

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Abigail Slocombe

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What you thought

35 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Jeff Day: “FANTASTIC”

I saw the show yesterday & have to say it is possibly the BEST show I have... more

Jan: “Favulous show and amazing costumes”

I took my mum to see this show for her 65th birthday and she was the first... more

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