Adelaide audiences have the chance to shake their groove thing now Australia’s funniest and most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, has shimmied into town.
Showing at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre from 19 August until 15 September, this is the first time the award-winning musical will play in Adelaide.
Featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 costumes, 200 headdresses and a non-stop hit parade of dance-floor classics including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘I Love the Nightlife’ and ‘Finally’, the fabulously camp production is sparklier than ever.
Australian theatre royalty Tony Sheldon has returned to reprise the role of Bernadette and he has frocked up more than 1800 times across the globe as the sassy desert queen, earning Tony and Olivier nominations for the role.
Joining him on the bus is accomplished leading man David Harris as Tick, and Kinky Boots and Les Misérables alumni Euan Doidge as Felicia.
Based on the Oscar-winning Australian film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the hilarious story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus in Sydney bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime.
The 1994 film starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce remains one of Australia’s most successful films and soundtracks of all-time with a swag of awards in the trophy cabinet, including an Oscar for Best Costume Design.
The iconic hit production is back after a rollicking ten-year around-the-world extravaganza– including award-winning stints on Broadway and in the West End.
Grab your tickets now to see this über fabulous production of Priscilla.
Photos by Katrina Hall