West Aussies have been all about wandering out yonder this year, but darlings – that’s nothing new! Way back in 1994 the Oscar Award-winning film ‘The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert’ showed us how to really travel the outback in style.
Now Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette are back, in the iconic ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical’. The Aussie hit is driving the outback to Perth, and is pulling into Crown Theatre from Friday 7 May – GRAB TICKETS HERE.
To celebrate the news and get you in the groove, here’s five essential tips we’ve gleaned from the all-singing, all-dancing queens to make sure your next road trip is a riot:
Assemble the perfect crew
If the adventures of Tick (Mitzi), Adam (Felicia) and Bernadette on board their lavender bus Priscilla taught us anything, it’s that no journey of self-discovery is worth making without your besties in tow. From dizzying dancing to soul-searching singing, you need your nearest and dearest there next to you on the world’s stage.
On-point outfits are essential
Just because you’re traipsing through the desert in a rickety old bus doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look fabulous while doing so! Nothing will wow your new friends down at the country pub like a fantastic frock and high heel combo. Wigs are optional but guaranteed to get the party started.
Photo by Vin Trikeriotis
Don’t underestimate trusty transport
Speaking of rickety old buses, when you’re driving across the Nullabor, transport you can trust is essential. Which is why Priscilla is not only pretty, but perfect! Big old vehicles are heaps easier for the Bush Mechanics to fix, plus you can fill them with comfy beds, stage mirrors and huge costume wardrobes.
Most importantly, a knockout soundtrack
So you’ve got the pals, the outfits and your wheels. The last and most crucial piece of the Priscilla puzzle is your soundtrack. And nothing keeps the vibes higher than a selection of delectable disco-fuelled hits like It’s Raining Men, Don’t Leave Me This Way, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, and of course, Shake Your Groove Thing.
Remember it’s not the destination, but the friendships (and fans) you make along the way
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical has been seen by more than 6 million fans worldwide since it debuted in Sydney back in 2006. An instant smash, the bombastic costume changes, full-scale production numbers and non-stop hits have garnered fans all over the world.
In addition to experiencing Priscilla Queen Of The Desert at Crown Theatre, you can also make a full night of it with an overnight stay and pre-show lunch or dinner package, which includes the option of a three course dinner at Bistro Guilluame. Check them out HERE and add one onto your Ticketmaster booking.
A loving ode to the Australian outback through the all-singing, all-dancing eyes of its three leads, tickets to Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical at Crown Theatre are on sale now via Ticketmaster.