I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert last night and am still laughing. I’m also picking up bits of feather off the floor, trying to get the glitter off my cheeks and singing Abba songs, but hey, this is all good. It is the most fabulous fun show, possibly that I have EVER seen, over the top in every single way, dazzling in every single way and also just hysterically funny.
It was opening night which meant that the audience was filled with celebrities and people from the arts. Guys looked amazing in their false eyelashes, head-dresses and glittery shoes. Women looked gorgeous in their long sequinned frocks, high heels, bright red lipstick and hang on a minute, were they women?
I am not sure at all, and that is why this show is so much fun!
If you don’t know the story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is about three drag queen artists who for a number of reasons, hop on an old battered bus to travel across Australia. They’re searching for love, friendship, fame, family, glitz and glamour.
Of course, as musicals go, they find a whole lot more.
The audience found a whole lot more as well and there was not a single person who didn’t have the wildest time. My stomach was sore from laughing. The gasps, the laughter, the wild clapping and the never-ending encore were all extraordinary. Our actors, singers and dancers are all exceptionally talented. Priscilla is a show that has been on in London, New York and Sydney, is currently on in Paris, Toronto and Johannesburg, and is a definite world class production.
Apparently there are over 500 different costumes, 200 dazzling and enormous headdresses, so many wild, colourful and sparkly shoes, wigs and lipstick, amazing music that you will recognise (Tina Turner, The Village People, Abba) a quick, witty and hilarious script, extraordinary stages and backdrops, a beautiful bus (Priscilla) and whatever you do, don’t miss out. It is worth booking your ticket today!
Where is Priscilla Queen of The Desert showing?
The show is on at The Teatro Montecasino in Johannesburg until the 18th of June. It is going to fill out quickly so buy your tickets soon.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets online from Computicket. Tickets are between R 150 and R 450 and you only need to follow this link to book.
You can also call Computicket at 0861 915 8000.
Go and see Priscilla. We cannot recommend it enough. Your Johannesburg Guest House will organise transport for you in case you want to have a glass of wine before or after the show, and remember, you can always Uber. The Montecasino complex has theatres, restaurants, bars, cafes, coffee shops and a book shop, open day and night, and it’s really a fabulous outing.