IN A BLACK road, a new homosexual man is beaten up by neighborhood thugs. Both in drama and in reality; and it’s no coincidence that it features in both of the big mainstage shows playing in Edinburgh this week, at the Festival and Playhouse theatres it’s a common scene. In Cabaret, it’s the growth of Nazi physical violence in the streets of 1930s Berlin; as well as in Priscilla Queen regarding the Desert, it is a number of rednecks in a tiny city into the Australian bush using it away on Adam (also called Felicia), the young ukrainian women for marriage Sydney drag queen that has accompanied our hero Tick and their older trans buddy Bernadette for a riotous coach journey across Australia to Alice Springs, where Tick – now likewise a drag queen in Sydney – wants to reconnect aided by the the son he fathered during a short youthful wedding.
Priscilla Queen associated with the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh **** | Still No Idea, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ****
Joe McFadden, Miles Western and Nick Hayes celebrate all of the camp joys of drag
In line with the famous 1994 movie – with book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott – the 2006 phase musical form of Priscilla is a celebratory show that is coming-out excellence, revelling when you look at the freedom to place queer tradition centre phase, and celebrate all of the super-camp joys of drag. Continue reading “Theatre reviews: Priscilla Queen associated with Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh”