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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Closed August 28, 2021

The best feel-good show since Mamma Mia!

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Why See Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?

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Two drag queens, one transsexual, a campervan, and the journey of a lifetime! Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a sassy and sensational spectacle and a light-hearted look into friendship and forgiveness. Adapted from the Oscar award-winning film, the stage musical is big and bold and deliciously outrageous. With all the best 70's disco hits, a host of wonderful characters, and spectacular and vivid costumes from a kaleidoscopic dreamscape, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a voluptuous and veritable multi-sensual feast. 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a feel-good extravaganza that has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world and received a multitude of awards. In its country of origin, it won five Australian Greenroom awards. It won an Olivier Award and the award for 'Best New Musical' in London, a Tony award in the US, 6 Toronto Broadway World awards and a Toronto Theatre Critics award in Canada, and 4 DAPA awards in Italy. Enjoy a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, and Finally!


Drag queens Tick and Adam and transsexual Bernadette, accept a gig in Alice Springs for a spectacular Sydney-based show. The three friends hop aboard a run-down old bus, fondly nicknamed Priscilla, and set out on an adventure into the Australian outback. But the jolly jaunt is not without its wobbles, as the trio encounter hospitality, hostility, and their own prejudices, and ultimately becomes a journey into the heart of friendship and family, love and learning, and, undeniably, all things fabulous.


Priscilla first opened as a stage musical in Sydney in 2006. Adapted from Stephen Elliott's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen on the Desert, the smash-hit extravaganza has become one of the most successful musicals to come out of Australia. The show boasts over 500 award-winning costumes and 200 gravity-defying head-dresses.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 23 August 2021


Due to occasional coarse language parental guidance is recommended for children 15 years and under

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Miles Western as Bernadette
Nick Hayes as Adam/Felicia
Edwin Ray playing Tick/Mitzi
Daniel Fletcher as Bob
Rebecca Lisewski as Marion
Kevin Yates as Miss Understanding
Gracie Lai as Cynthia
Ronan Burns as Frank


Claudia Kariuki, Rosie Glossop and Aiesha Pease, Emma Katie Adcock, Jak Allen Anderson, Allie Daniel, Martin Harding, Clarice Julianda, Jemima Loddy, Nathan Ryles, Tom Scanlon and Jermaine Woods.


Book by Stephan Elliott

Book & producer, Allan Scott

Directed by Simon Phillips

Choreography by Ross Coleman

Musical director, Stephen Murphy

Production design by Brian Thomson

Costume design by Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner

Lighting design by Nick Schlieper

Sound design by Michael Waters

What we thought

Wild wonderful GLAMEROUS

Be prepared for the wild and fantastic in this wonderful spectacle of costumes, colour and musi

Priscilla focuses on both the highs and lows of drag life and somehow manages to be deeply touching in between the crude and camp...

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Abigail Slocombe

Abigail Slocombe

What you thought

38 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating


I saw the show yesterday & have to say it is possibly the BEST show I have... more

Jan: “Favulous show and amazing costumes”

I took my mum to see this show for her 65th birthday and she was the first... more

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