Review:Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Sequins on point, vocal top-notch and glitter over all the place sends a coating of gay pride across the auditorium.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the tale of a trio of fabulous drag queens travelling across Australia in an unreliable bus ‘Priscilla’.
Tick / Mitzi struggling with how to meet his son for the first time. Along the way, the more sinister, brutal, non-acceptance of the LGBTQ+ culture in the outback plays out.
The overall arc of the show is an absolute joy and endless show tunes. Richard Atkinson band and the voices of the divas (Claudia Kariuki, Rosie Glossop, Aiesha Peace) smash out the hit parade with style. Whilst the trio of Bernadette played by amazing Miles Western, fabulous Nick Hayes (Adam/Felicia) and outstanding Edwin Ray (Tick /Mitzie) make every number, lip-sync and storyline light up with joy.
The decision to choreograph the attack on Felicia is powerful and brings an important halt to proceedings. After, the brightness and joy are restored.
Come and joy the party, enjoy a bit of camp glamour with a heart-warming story and some fabulous show tunes.
James richardson for Canal St Media
Published: 12-Oct-2021 (6408)