Theatre reviews: Priscilla Queen for the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh

Theatre reviews: Priscilla Queen for the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh

IN A BLACK road, a new homosexual guy is beaten up by regional thugs. Both in drama and in reality; and it’s no coincidence that it features in both of the big mainstage shows playing in Edinburgh this week, at the Festival and Playhouse theatres it’s a common scene. In Cabaret, it is the rise of Nazi physical violence on the streets of 1930s Berlin; as well as in Priscilla Queen regarding the Desert, it is a number of rednecks in a little city into the Australian bush using it down on Adam (also referred to as Felicia), the young Sydney drag queen who may have accompanied our hero Tick along with his older trans buddy Bernadette for a riotous coach journey across Australia to Alice Springs, where Tick – now likewise a drag queen in Sydney – wants to reconnect because of the the son he fathered during a short marriage that is youthful.

Priscilla Queen regarding the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh **** | Still No clue, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ****

Joe McFadden, Miles Western and Nick Hayes celebrate all of the camp joys of drag

On the basis of the famous 1994 film – with book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott – the 2006 phase musical form of Priscilla is really a celebratory coming-out show par excellence, revelling into the freedom to place queer tradition centre phase, and celebrate all of the super-camp joys of drag. Read More