Priscilla Queen of the Desert has arrived at the Queens theatre, Hornchurch. I saw this on video many years ago so therefore it was a real dazzling treat to see it live on stage locally. The show was complemented with songs from the soundtrack, some real disco diva classics.
The show was directed by Douglas Rintoul and written by Stephen Elliot and Allan Scott. The production has been adapted from the successful 1994 movie.
The cast really put the glam into the show. It was funny and contagious as it followed the adventures. The upbeat storyline with their extravagant characters gets you wanting more. The party bus was brought to life on stage. The drag queens are searching for their own personal happiness along the way and the delicate aspect of each personal story touches your heart. The dance moves are exciting and full of sassy numbers. The costumes looked amazing.
Bernadette played by Mark Inscoe, demonstrated some fine touching moments within the show however my personal favourite was Cynthia (Miracle Chance) I loved her dance routine and her attitude, I found her performances breath taking. Mitzi was played by Tom Giles who delivered another top performance as he dealt with some delicate issues within the storyline. Darragh O’Leary deserves a special mention for the sensational choreography.
The show was highly entertaining and uplifting. The standing ovation was well deserved. The show was engaging be prepared to clap along and to boogie in your seats.
For tickets call the box office on: 01708 443333