The Bus is Back!

By popular demand Australia’s own musical, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, is set to return to Sydney for a strictly limited ‘goodbye darling’ season at its original home, the Lyric Theatre, from 7 October. Tickets go on sale from midday today Thursday, 12 June.

Since making its world premiere in Sydney on 7 October 2006, Priscilla has gone on to become the most successful Australian musical of all time. After playing almost a year in Sydney the show then transferred to Melbourne wowing both audiences and critics alike, and collecting six Green Room Awards, including Best Music Theatre Production, along the way. Priscilla is currently dazzling New Zealand, where it is playing to packed houses.

Priscilla will play a 12 week limited season before the production makes its West End debut in March 2009 and its North American debut in Toronto in October 2009.

“We’re very happy to return to where it all began and thrilled to be back at the Lyric Theatre for the next stop on the international roll out of Priscilla,” said producers Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn of Back Row Productions. “Here is the opportunity Sydney has been waiting for.”

Confirmed to appear in Priscilla’s homecoming are Tony Sheldon in the lead role of Bernadette and Bill Hunter, reprising his role from the original movie as Bob the kindhearted mechanic.

Priscilla has already been seen by a million Australians and grossed in excess of AUD$85 million at the box office. In addition to London and Toronto, further productions are being considered for Scandinavia and Germany with interest also from South Africa, Brazil, Italy, France and Japan.

Priscilla features 20-full scale production numbers including the disco classics I Will Survive, Shake Your Groove Thing and Finally, over 500 spectacular costumes, 200 gravity-defying headdresses, 23 tonnes of scenery and, as its dazzling centrepiece, a six tonne 10 metre long custom made bus named “Priscilla”.

“Spectacular in every sense of the word.” - The Daily Telegraph

“[Priscilla] has guts, good humour and wears its heart on its sparkling sleeve.”
- Sydney Morning Herald

“Priscilla is a home-grown, world-class musical spectacular” - The Age


Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

Lyric Theatre, Star City
From Tuesday, 7 October
For a 12 week limited season
Times: Tues – Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 5pm*
Matinees: Wed @ 1pm & Sat @ 2pm*
*(Subject to change. Check specific times around public holidays)
Prices: $109.90 - $74.90


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