Last week I went to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the theatre for the fourth time. I would have reviewed this wonderful musical sooner but seeing as I had booked it again I thought I’d wait to review it with fresh eyes and more informed opinions! The show is based on the film ‘The Adventures ... Read review
Adapted from Stephan Elliott's 1994 cult-classic film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen ... more
of the Desert , the Tony-winning musical is a comedy of errors involving two drag queens and a transsexual trekking through the remote Australian desert to a drag show in small resort town Song List It s Raining Men What s Love Got to Do with It Don t Leave Me This Way Material Girl Go West I Say a Little Prayer I Love the Night Life True Colors Color My World I Will Survive A Fine Romance Shake Your Groove Thing Pop Muzik Girls Just Want to Have Fun Hot Stuff MacArthur Park Always On My Mind Like a Prayer We Belong
Fun fun fun, great actors, great songs and singing, Oliver Thornton's body
Lots of swearing, not suitable for children
"...mind a drag queen. When Priscilla breaks down in the middle of the desert, a mechanic called Bob comes to their rescue and joins in their adventure.
=== The cast ===
When I first saw the show the three lead roles were played as following:
Tick – Jason Donovan. Tick is a drag queen in Sydney who is desperate to get away for a while. He decides to travel up to ‘the Alice’ to see his ex-wife and son and perform in a show up there. Jason Donovan ..."
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Shys away from the darker side of the original film
"Having seen the original film in the late 90's I was keen to see how this would be translated into a stage musical. Add to the fact that Jason 'Scott' Donovan was taking a leading role and I was itching to book my seats! (If you don't get the 'Scott' reference you are clearly not a big enough fan of early episodes of 'Neighbours'!)
The film, _The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert_, was first screened in 1994 at the ..."
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