In 2018 Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne for the show’s triumphant ten year anniversary return home tour. Priscilla is now Australia’s most successful theatrical export and is widely described as the country’s national musical. The iconic hit production has played in 30 countries in 135 cities around the world.
The show originally opened in Australia in 2006 and went on to a sell-out two year run in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Over the last decade, Priscilla has blazed a trail around-the-world – including award-winning stints on Broadway and in the West End, as well as tours of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Wales and on the high seas with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Future international productions will include seasons in Bangkok, Copenhagen, Mexico City, and return tours to France, Italy, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom for the third time.
Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Pricilla is the heart-warming, uplifting story of three friends who embark on an adventure in a battered old bus and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamt of – love, friendship, and acceptance.
With a dazzling array of over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary headdresses, and a gyrating hit parade of dance floor classics, this bold, wildly unique, hilarious, touching and very Australian musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Priscilla has won numerous awards all over the world including prestigious Olivier and Tony trophies. To date, Priscilla has been seen by approximately 6 million people and has grossed almost USD $550 million dollars worldwide. The bus has travelled perhaps 100,000 miles, about 4 times around the world
*Originating lead producer, Garry McQuinn and his Executive Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse oversee and manage all international versions of Priscilla. Garry has produced and managed Priscilla since its Australian premiere in 2006.