Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical, adapted from the 1994 Australian sleeper hit film, is coming to the Grimaldi Forum for four days this June.
Priscilla tells the tale of three unique friends, two drag queens and a transsexual who travel across the Australian outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a rickety old bus they have named Priscilla.
The trio had been invited to perform at a resort owned by the ex-wife of one of the friends, hence the reason for the journey. On their travels, they encounter an interesting array of outback locals who, whilst not always approving of their lifestyle, are often as quirky as the “girls” in their own special ways.
The three performers face adversity and emotional challenges, and through it all strengthen their bonds of friendship and pay tribute to freedom and tolerance.
The musical is top-loaded with fantastic disco and pop hits from Tina Turner, Gloria Gaynor, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and others. Whilst the music is sing-along worthy, it is the costumes that steal the show. Huge coloured wigs, brightly hued corset dresses, shaggy boots, sky high heels, bead, bangles and sparkles of all description are on display, making this a visual feast as well as a musical one.
The show runs from 4th to 7th June in the Salle des Princes. Tickets and information are available on www.grimaldiforum.com.