Priscilla: Queen of the Desert IS TOURING THE COUNTRY AGAIN, A PERFECT REMINDER OF HOW THE RUGGED BEAUTY OF THE Northern Territory INSPIRED THE ICONIC AUSSIE TALE.
The 10th anniversary Australian tour of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert is stomping its giant stiletto heels around the stages of the country, winning over a new generation of fans.
The iconic Aussie yarn, about three drag performers who head out on the road trip of a lifetime on a bus called Priscilla, was first brought to life in the Oscar-winning movie and then hit the stage, becoming a sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End.
Now Priscilla’s back home with Tony-nominated star TONY SHELDON and opens in May at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. And yet, for all the glitz and high camp of the sequin-drenched show, there’s something so Australian about their trek to the Red Centre as they explore their own lives – it strikes such a chord.
While the show’s sets convey a lot the utter brilliance of the outback, it was the stunning vistas captured on the big screen that introduced the Northern Territory to a global audience – and have been bringing in the tourists ever since. This is the perfect time of the year to go exploring the Northern Territory, as the cooler days as autumn turns to winter make exploring the arid landscapes far easier and more enjoyable than in the scorching summer months.
There’s so much to see in the Top End! And now there are also more flights than ever into Darwin, so that’s a very good place to get your journey of discovery started...
Keep clear of the crocs in glorious Kakadu! Its colours fade but the majesty of the monolith never does. Kings Canyon is a geographic wonder.