Based on the popular 1994 film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transsexual who buy a run-down old bus, they call Priscilla, and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback, when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her far-away resort.
However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, while strengthening their own friendship, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle.
With a dazzling array of costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Book by Stephen Eliot and Alan Scott
Based on the Latent Image / Specific Films Motion Picture, distribute by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Produced by NULLARBOR PRODUCTIONS in association with MGM ON STAGE
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy
Developed for the Stage and originally directed by Simon Phillips
The original motion picture was written and directed by Stephen Elliott, produced by Al Clark and Michael Hamlyn, executive producer Rebel Penfold-Russell and was financed with the assistance of the Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited and the New South Wales Film and Television Office