A young gay man is beaten up by local thugs IN a DARK street. 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 is the rise of Nazi physical physical violence regarding the streets of 1930s Berlin; as well as in Priscilla Queen for the Desert, it is a lot of rednecks in a little town within the Australian bush using it down on Adam (also referred to as Felicia), the young Sydney drag queen who may have joined our hero Tick along with his older trans friend Bernadette on a riotous bus 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 marriage.
Priscilla Queen regarding the Desert, Playhouse, Edinburgh **** | Still No clue, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ****
Joe McFadden, Miles Western and Nick Hayes celebrate most 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 type of Priscilla is a celebratory coming-out show par 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