Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

By John Nathan, March 26, 2009

Palace Theatre, London W1

As with that other production about transsexuals currently in the West End, Priscilla is based on an original movie and features a gay hero with a heterosexual past that produced a son. But unlike La Cage aux Folles, this Australian road-show starring Jason Donovan as one of three “gender illusionists” is not set to an original score but to juke-box hits. There is a limit to the entertainment value of men in frocks singing covers less well than the originals. Thirty minutes tops? This is nearly three hours.

Last updated: 4:21pm, April 28 2009