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Priscilla Queen of the Desert: A Night out that Doesn’t Drag!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Entering the ornate and intimate setting of the Palace Theatre, a giant sparkling lipstick greets you on stage as above your head a glitter ball shimmers and spins; a perfect start to an evening guaranteed to be filled with dynamic Drag Queen frolics! The glitz and glamour of the West End pales in comparison with this dazzling show where sequins, feathers and confetti were abundant; no doubt half the world’s population of ostriches are now bald! Featuring a flawless cast of actors with stunning dancing and singing, my Priscilla tickets were well worth the trip.

Oliver Thornton
For those unaware of the story of Priscilla, the drag queen Mitzi Mitosis, in his “real” life named Anthony “Tick” Belrose (played by Richard Grieve), has a job in the distant town of Alice Springs, Australia; a location where he will also meet his son, Benjamin, for the first time. He convinces his friends, who are also performers, to join him. The journey to Alice Springs in a large tour bus, called “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, begins. Tick is joined by the transsexual woman Bernadette Bassenger (played by Don Gallagher) and the showy drag queen Felicia Jollygoodfellow (played by Oliver Thornton). The three performances by Grieve, Gallagher and Thornton were impeccable; their crisp comic timing naturally interwoven with bitchy, sarcastic remarks, despite the fact that their characters clearly care so much about each other, united in places where their kind are not welcome. For his on-going performance as Felicia, Oliver Thornton has won the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Musical” as well as winning the BroadwayWorld.com UK Award for “Best Leading Actor in a Musical”. The portrayal of these three characters is just why Priscilla tickets are selling out night after night.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
One of the main aspects of the show that contributed so much to its glamour was, of course, the outrageous costumes. From the first scene you can see the reason why the show won a Laurence Olivier Award, Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award and a BroadwayWorld.com UK Award for “Best Costume Design”. Outfits included a dress made entirely of flip-flops (“thongs” in Australia) and outfits to represent the animals of the Australian outback, including emus, lizards and even koala bears; all outfits shone with bright colours and fabrics, the design of each costume superb in its attention-to-detail.

From now until the 26th of May, you can get your hands on Priscilla tickets for less! You can save over 25% on stalls and dress circle tickets and over 35% on balcony tickets; a range of cheap theatre tickets that will guarantee a fabulous night out.

To book Priscilla tickets as well as seeing all our fantastic offers on cheap theatre tickets and dinner theatre deals, contact our London theatre ticket specialists.
Written by LondonTheatreStore on 06 April 2011 10:04:00

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