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 neighborhood 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 regarding the streets of 1930s Berlin; as well as in Priscilla Queen of this Desert, it is a number of rednecks in a tiny city into the Australian bush using it away on Adam (also called Felicia) Click This Link, the young Sydney drag queen that has 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 utilizing the the son he fathered during a quick youthful wedding.

Priscilla Queen of this Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh **** | Still No Idea, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ****

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

On the basis of the famous 1994 film – with book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott – the 2006 stage musical form of Priscilla is really a celebratory coming-out show par excellence, revelling when you look at the freedom to place queer tradition centre phase, and celebrate most of the super-camp joys of drag. Continue reading “Theatre reviews: Priscilla Queen for the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh”