The Stevenage Lytton Players
present
PRISCILLA
QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Book by Stephan Elliot & Allan Scott
Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture

20th to 23rd May 2020
The Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage
Director – Hailey Budd 
Musical Director - Mike Payne
Choreographers - Louise Edwards & Amy Humphreys
Producer - Debbie Woolley

The Stevenage Lytton Players Summer 2020 Musical Production is Priscilla Queen of the Desert to be performed at the Gordon Craig Theatre.

Synopsis
One of the most successful Australian movies of all time is now a dazzling musical spectacular.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is based on the Oscar-winning film that blitzed the box office and caused a sensation around the world. It`s fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's an 'on-stage' road movie with attitude and a busload of outrageous costumes and characters.

Priscilla features sensational live performances of great songs including I Will Survive, Finally and Shake Your Groove Thing. Experience the beauty of the outback on stage with over 20 full-scale production numbers that will take your breath away.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion. Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drive from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favour to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father. As they head west, Tick, Adam, and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colourful characters. After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realise that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her husband. Upon reaching Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin, who accepts his father’s homosexuality and drag queen persona. The trio perform at the resort and realize that they have forged a bond that will last forever.

Get Togethers and Auditions
First Get Together: Monday 27th January, 7:45pm
Auditions: Sunday 9th February, 10:00 am onwards

Character Information
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Ticket Prices : £19.50 (£17.00c Wed, Thu, Sat Mat only)
Performances start at 7:45pm, Mat 2:30pm

Early bird offer - £2.00 off all tickets until 10th March
Ticket prices are inclusive of a Theatre Restoration Fee

Box Office: 01438 363200 & www.gordon-craig.co.uk