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Media Mondays #001

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

I don’t remember when I first saw this film but all I can say is I remember that I loved it! It’s so flamboyant it’s great! I loved it so much I have the DVD twice!

If you’ve never heard of the film then I’ll give you the basic plot:

Two gay transvestites and a transsexual travel from Sydney to Alice Springs in a bus called Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Along the way you get to hear their backgrounds and they get into trouble when they stop at some outback bars. At the casino in Alice Springs it is revealed that Tick has a son and is nervous about meeting him.

The film stars Hugo a Weaving as Tick/Mitzi Del Bra, Guy Pearce as Adam/Felicia and Terence Stamp as Bernadette. The film is so colourful and the costumes are just fabulous! The music is also great – lots of disco classics!

So naturally when the movie was made into a musical I just had to go see it! The musical is even more flamboyant than the film! The original run in London had Jason Donovan (from Neighbours!) in it but when I saw it in 2010 he wasn’t doing the show. So when I saw it an actor called Ben Edwards (of Footballers Wives fame) was in it. He was fantastic! Now when I go to shows I wait at the stage door for autographs… Sad I know but I’ve done it for years and met some great stars! So I got to meet Ben Edwards and the actor who acted Bob – can’t remember his name! >

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On Saturday (29/3) we went to see the show when it was showing at Venue Cymru. Jason Donovan is doing the tour so yay I got to see him on stage! During one scene the characters are discussing Kylie and how she was brilliant in Neighbours. There’s one line in the scene that no one else can pull off but him – “I always fancied Scott myself”. Now unless you’re a Neighbours fan you wouldn’t get the significance – Jason Donovan played Scott Robinson in Neighbours! Well it made me laugh and clap anyway!

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Unfortunately we didn’t do the stage door on Saturday so I didn’t get to meet Jason Donovan. My mam was babysitting Little Miss for us and we decided we should get home so we left without going to the stage door. By now I regret not doing it but Little Miss is a priority.

Ok so I’m not sure if this fully qualifies as a “Media Monday” post since I’ve rambled on about theatre more than the film! Ahh but who cares, it’s my blog and I’ll blog about what I like! 😉

How about you? Seen any good shows recently?

Rebecca

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kelly

    Wow what an interesting story line! I like when movies push the “normal” of what society typically accepts. Was the musical just as good as the movie?!

    April 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Becster

      The musical is fantastic but I think the movie is better simply because of who’s in it really.

      April 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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