Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Latrobe Theatre Company

Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion. Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drives from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favor to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father. As they head west, Tick, Adam, and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colorful characters. After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realize that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her husband. Upon reaching Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin, who accepts his father’s homosexuality and drag queen persona. The trio performs at the resort and realizes that they have forged a bond that will last forever. Full of well-known pop songs and supported by three divas flying high above the stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.
Theatre/Venue NameGippsland Performing Arts Centre
Venue address32 Kay St, Traralgon VIC 3844
All performance dates and start times

Friday 26 August, 7.30pm
Saturday 27 August, 7.30pm
Sunday 28 August, 3.30pm

Friday 2 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number(03) 5176 3333
Creative Team

Artistic Director – Luke Cassidy
Musical Director – Hayden May
Choreographer – Briee Comber
Production Manager – Kate Dougan
Set Construction Manager – Keegan Just
Costume Construction – Scott Hili, Trudy Scott, Wendy Duthie, Allison Mathews, Margo Sephton, Tim Warren-Smith, Brian Misson, Matt Prins, Lisa Webber, Carol Tyler, Jason McMurry
Additional Costumes – Kate Dougan & Jacki Comber
Bus Construction – Ash Jenkins & Frank Surracio
Bus Automation – Geoff Crisp
Set Electrics – Geoff Crisp
Props Manager – Larissa Morey
Program Photography – John Ansell
Theatre Photography – Daniel Hansen
Publicity – Luke Cassidy
Rehearsal Pianist – Ash Murdica

Cast List

Tick/Mitzi – Bernard Detering
Bernadette – Simon Hemming
Adam/Felicia – Ryan Marshall
Bob – Peter Larsen
Diva – Melody Paulet
Diva – Kara Smith
Diva – Taylor Young
Miss Understanding – Rhonda Melhusih
Farrah/Young Bernadette – Cooper Taylor
Marion – Tracie McDonald
Benji – Hudson Amos
Cynthia – Claire Lear
Shirley – Tammy Tily
Frank – Brett Odlum
Ensemble: Sophie Adkins, Rachel Adkins, Jacki Comber, Kayla Holmes, Joelene McKenna, Ashleah Monaghan, Amelia Patterson, Bonnie Sykes, Britt Young, Chantelle Young, Nathan Young & Grant Virtue

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