Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical single work   musical theatre   humour   satire  
Note: 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' is the musical based on the film.
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Production Details

  • World Premiere at the Lyric Theatre, Star City, Sydney from October 7, 2006. Director: Simon Phillips.
  • A re-cast London stage version has been playing at London's Palace Theatre since March 2009.
  • Broadway, New York, United States of America, season opened March 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Few Nips and Tucks, but Priscilla Lands on Her Feet Bernard Lagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 March 2011; (p. 9) The Saturday Age , 5 March 2011; (p. 26)
Bernard Lagan reports on preparations for the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical.
Priscilla's Date with Broadway Destiny Helen Pitt , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 March 2011; (p. 26)
Priscilla, Queen of Broadway Bernard Lagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 March 2011; (p. 9)
Recorded Music Hits Sour Note Joyce Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2011; (p. 14)
Fight Keeps it Live Patrick Healy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2011; (p. 12-13)
In Brief 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 May 2011; (p. 15)
Priscilla Gains New Crowning Glory as Pair Net Award for Queen of the Desert's Trip to the Stage Peter Mitchell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 June 2011; (p. 16)
Priscilla Dressed to Thrill at Tonys Michaela Boland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 June 2011; (p. 3)
Australians Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel yesterday won a Tony for their costumes for the Broadway version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Queen of the Desert Feels New York Love Michaela Boland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2011; (p. 7)
Icing on Priscilla Cake in a Big Apple Slice 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 March 2011; (p. 9)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Tertangala , no. 5 2011; (p. 55)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
Priscilla Queen of London's West End Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2010; (p. 16)
Priscilla Set To become the Queen of Broadway Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2010; (p. 15)
Not Walking Falling : Performing Intimate Immensity Rachel Fensham , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 195-213)
Priscilla a Northern Star Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 October 2010; (p. 15)
London Critics Throw a Prissy Fit Stephanie Bunbury , Clare Morgan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 March 2009; (p. 16)
Stephanie Bunbury and Clare Morgan report on the London reception of Stephan Elliott's 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical'. They note that although the audience reception was enthusiastically clamorous, the critics were less positive about the production.
Poor View of Priscilla Puts Show on Screen Louise Schwartzkoff , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 April 2009; (p. 14)
Dance of the Emotional Void Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 119-138)

'In the literature of the last few decades depiction of sex have become commonplace. The old taboos which made any allusion to these matters something daring or transgressive have disappeared, to the extent that the reader is surprised, and perhaps a little disappointed, when he or she fails to find any sexual descriptions in the novel. It would appear that the characters have as few inhibitions when it comes to having sex as the writers when it comes to describing it.' (p. 119)

Priscilla Reigns in the West End Stephanie Bunbury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 March 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
y Year of the Queen : The Making of the Hit Musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Jeremy Stanford , Watsons Bay : Wild and Woolley , 2007 Z1411256 2007 single work criticism The star of the hit musical, now playing in Sydney and soon to open in London's West End, recounts the early days of preparation, rehearsals, and finally opening night.
Priscilla Reigns in the West End Stephanie Bunbury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 March 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
Frills and Flounces But Costume Drama Hard to Wear Deborah Jones , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
Funny, Brash, Loud, Not Very Good Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1994-1995 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , December/January no. 14 1994-1995; (p. 49-51)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
Icing on Priscilla Cake in a Big Apple Slice 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 March 2011; (p. 9)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Tertangala , no. 5 2011; (p. 55)

— Review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical Stephan Elliott Allan Scott 2006 single work musical theatre
Dragged into the Limelight Olivia Stewart , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 October 2006; (p. 16)
y Year of the Queen : The Making of the Hit Musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Jeremy Stanford , Watsons Bay : Wild and Woolley , 2007 Z1411256 2007 single work criticism The star of the hit musical, now playing in Sydney and soon to open in London's West End, recounts the early days of preparation, rehearsals, and finally opening night.
Out of the Closet Julie Szego , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 September 2007; (p. 10)
London Critics Throw a Prissy Fit Stephanie Bunbury , Clare Morgan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 March 2009; (p. 16)
Stephanie Bunbury and Clare Morgan report on the London reception of Stephan Elliott's 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical'. They note that although the audience reception was enthusiastically clamorous, the critics were less positive about the production.
Poor View of Priscilla Puts Show on Screen Louise Schwartzkoff , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 April 2009; (p. 14)
Approval of Stamp for Pricilla Show Matthew Westwood , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 October 2006; (p. 8)
Priscilla Through the Looking Glass Matthew Westwood , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 October 2006; (p. 14)
Dance of the Emotional Void Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 119-138)

'In the literature of the last few decades depiction of sex have become commonplace. The old taboos which made any allusion to these matters something daring or transgressive have disappeared, to the extent that the reader is surprised, and perhaps a little disappointed, when he or she fails to find any sexual descriptions in the novel. It would appear that the characters have as few inhibitions when it comes to having sex as the writers when it comes to describing it.' (p. 119)

Priscilla Queen of London's West End Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2010; (p. 16)
Priscilla Set To become the Queen of Broadway Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2010; (p. 15)
Not Walking Falling : Performing Intimate Immensity Rachel Fensham , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 195-213)
Priscilla a Northern Star Michaela Boland , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 October 2010; (p. 15)
A Few Nips and Tucks, but Priscilla Lands on Her Feet Bernard Lagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 March 2011; (p. 9) The Saturday Age , 5 March 2011; (p. 26)
Bernard Lagan reports on preparations for the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical.
Priscilla's Date with Broadway Destiny Helen Pitt , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 March 2011; (p. 26)
Priscilla, Queen of Broadway Bernard Lagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 March 2011; (p. 9)
Recorded Music Hits Sour Note Joyce Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2011; (p. 14)
Fight Keeps it Live Patrick Healy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2011; (p. 12-13)
In Brief 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 May 2011; (p. 15)
Priscilla Gains New Crowning Glory as Pair Net Award for Queen of the Desert's Trip to the Stage Peter Mitchell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 June 2011; (p. 16)
Priscilla Dressed to Thrill at Tonys Michaela Boland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 June 2011; (p. 3)
Australians Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel yesterday won a Tony for their costumes for the Broadway version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Awards

2010 nominated International Awards Olivier Awards Best New Musical
2010 winner International Awards WhatsonStage.com Awards Best New Musical
2008 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Musical Nominated for the 2008 Black Row Productions production.
2007 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work Nominated for the 2006 Back Row Productions production.
2007 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Musical Nominated for the 2006 Back Row Productions production.
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