Personally, speaking for ourselves, in our humble opinion etc. the very idea of Priscilla Queen of the Desert as a musical has us booking Eurostar tickets direct out of London but we understand that for some people (people who liked the film and find the idea of men with plastic wigs on ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS), it sounds like a good night out.
Well, those people. Here it is. It starts in March next year and stars none other than professional Australian Jason Donovan (who, considering he made money/a monkey of himself taking The Face magazine to court for suggesting he might be gay, he don’t half make a decent living off it, what with this and the whole Rocky Horror gig) and Tony Sheldon, who, when we Googled him (and they say we don’t research these stories!) came up as Maidenhead’s only independent travel agent.
It’s written by Stephan Elliot, who wrote… oh, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. And it goes on at the Palace Theatre, which is where Spamalot is on now.
Warning to the easily offended: it’s Australian.