Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical
Presented by Latrobe Theatre Company
We welcome Latrobe Theatre Company to GPAC for the first time with this flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical.
Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla.
Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion.
Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drive from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favour to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father.
As they head west, Tick, Adam, and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colourful characters.
After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realize that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her husband.
Upon reaching Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin, who accepts his father’s homosexual-ity and drag queen persona.
The trio perform at the resort and realize that they have forged a bond that will last forever.
Full of well-known pop songs and supported by three divas flying high above the stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that will get you on your feet.
150 minutes, including 20 minute interval.
Fri 26 August, 7.30PM
Sat 27 August, 7.30PM
Sun 28 August, 3.30PM
Fri 2 September, 7.30PM
Sat 3 September, 7.30PM
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre has a flexible COVID refund policy.