Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a bold and fabulous musical based on the 1994 film 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. Its stars are Tick, Bernadette and Adam, three friends who also perform together. Priscilla? That's the bus they're driving as they take their Sydney show to the middle of the Australian outback. The musical is being staged by Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre and will be at The Point Eastleigh from Tuesday 13th of February until Saturday 17th of February.
The show is all about big costumes, big personalities and plenty of glitz and glam. Things get started when Tick, who performs as drag queen Mitzi Melrose, receives a call from his ex-wife who needs him to come perform at her business in Alice Springs. He ropes in his friends Adam, who performs as Felicia, and Bernadette. The comedy of the show is made from the often volatile relationship between the three as they start their long road trip, but also from the interactions they have with small-town locals they meet along the way. It's a show about love and friendship, with the unusual setting of the Australian outback as its backdrop.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert does not feature an original score. Instead the music includes high energy pop songs including 'It's Raining Men', 'I Will Survive', 'Go West', 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and 'I Love the Nightlife'.
Tickets are £14 or £13 for concessions and can be purchased online from the Point Eastleigh website or by calling the box office on 023 8065 2333. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will be performed every night from Tuesday 13th of February until Saturday 17th of February at 7:30pm.
Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' from the original 1994 film starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terrance Stamp.
Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre is a youth theatre company based in the Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford area. They perform two major productions at the Point annually, with the first taking place in the February half term holidays, and perform smaller productions in their own space, The Arch. For more information about the theatre company, visit their website.