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Cut and pasted from the flyer:
Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla tells the heart-warming and uplifting story of Bernadette, Tick and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. Along the way they meet Bob, the mechanic with the heart of gold. They all set off in a battered old bus (Priscilla) in search of love and adventure but end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of.
I have been meaning to see this for so long but only got round to doing so today.
What did I think?
What can I say?
It is unlike anything else I have ever seen! (Jerry Springer is the nearest I can get). I loved the fact that everything about it was so much larger than life. I loved the sheer energy of it; I have never seen these songs performed with so much gusto and passion. I loved the numerous costumes and the shoes - all the glitter and the sparkle and the razzmatazz. It was joyful, exuberant, loud and fun. I loved the audience reaction to it - people really got into the spirit of it and everyone was there to have fun. There are - as you would expect - some great one-liners; my particular favourite was "a cock in a frock on a rock". And although it is high energy and fun and in your face, there are also a couple of scenes in here that are deeply moving, touching, and even heart-breaking. I really loved it. But it is closing at the end of the year (ie in 3 weeks) so if you want to see it, go and see it now!
Finally, I just have to give a special shout out to Oliver Thornton who is both OUTSTANDING and FABULOUS! (Oliver is the one on the left in the photo above).
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