Not really knowing what to expect I went long to the launch of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical last night. A friend had invited me along. She was held up at the airport when her flight was delayed. So we missed one another. Seems the cast of the show were on the same delayed flight. So there was a bit of a wait. Made a couple of interesting contact over canapes and a cheeky little sauvignon blanc.
When the proceedings finally got underway it was worth the wait. Aside from the slightly tedious speeches (though it is interesting that The Edge is about to begin selling tickets directly - I assume nudging out Ticketec). Several of the cast in full costume belted out a couple of numbers from the show - based on the cult movie hit of the same name. It looked like the actual show will be a big night out in the vein of Mama Mia.
Priscilla - of course is the name of the bus in show…carrying on my bus theme of late.