When a bus is a character

October 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm 2 comments

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – that fabulous movie about Drag-ing it across the Australian outback to Alice Springs– is also a musical! 14 years after the movie was released, the performances are still a treat to watch, the costumes outrageous, the songs a veritable jukebox of 80s hits and the non-stop take no prisoners slag-fest takes me back to when Sydney was camp as all get out and bitching was a battle of wits.

Last evening, we watched the musical upon it’s second run in Sydney. Plenty of one-liners filled with aussie centric references that I hope London (the next stop) will understand.

There was a real bus onstage most of the time. Priscilla, as it is named, is not just a changing room on wheels but also a supporting cast member, as are the costumes. If you like period settings, you’ll know what I mean. Oh, and the delights of a live band. Love it.

Best moment for me was when they had the Harbour Bridge in lights. Dunno why but it gets me everytime. I must be anticipating the New Year countdown.

Grab a copy of the movie if you haven’t seen it, and indulge your retro side.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bentcrude  |  October 16, 2008 at 6:17 am

    i LOVE that film.

    watching it now is funny tho … always suspected elrond of bein gay …

  • 2. evecho  |  October 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I couldn’t help enjoying the musical 🙂


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