Priscilla Queen of the Desert is here (Win tickets!)

Pic: Nardus Engelbrecht

The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning hit film, made its South African premiere with two performances at Artscape, Cape Town on Sunday, 26 March 2017 to rapturous applause and standing ovations.

Featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla is on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino’s Teatro from Saturday, 29 April to 18 June 2017.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical originally opened in Australia in 2006 and after a sell-out two year run, opened on London’s West End followed by Broadway in New York. The show continues to wow audiences across the globe with recent return tours to the UK, Australia and New Zealand. It has won awards all over the world, including prestigious Olivier and Tony awards.

Critics the world over rave! The Herald Sun (Australia) claims the show is “Vivid, daring and over-the- top” while The Daily Telegraph (UK) sums up the show as being “hugely entertaining … insanely glitzy”.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a heart-warming and uplifting tale of three drag artist friends who hop aboard a battered old bus, aka “Priscilla” and go off on the adventure of a life-time through the Australian Outback, to perform in Alice Springs. On the way they find friendship, love and far more than they ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary head-dresses and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous!

Pic: Nardus Engelbrecht

The proudly South African, exceptionally talented 28-member cast, live band, crew and creative team will give audiences a night of unforgettable performances, nostalgic music and an entertainment experience with all the sparkle to share in Priscilla’s “fabulousness”.

The principal roles are played by stellar stage, screen and television performers including David Dennis who has achieved prominence in leading roles from classical to contemporary and musical theatre to film and television over the past three decades (Pirates of Penzance, Starlight Classics and movies 10000BC, Winnie and Zambezia); Daniel Buys (Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever); Phillip Schnetler (Saturday Night Fever, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) and veteran actor, James Borthwick (Sunset Boulevard, Evita and over 200 other productions).

Cape Town season
VENUE: Artscape
DATES: Sunday, 26 March to Sunday, 23 April 2017

Johannesburg season
VENUE: Teatro at Montecasino
DATES: Saturday, 29 April to Sunday, 18 June 2017

Book at Computicket (0861 915 8000 / This musical contains some strong language and adult themes, therefore parental guidance is recommended for children under the age of 12.


Johannesburg: Win one of two sets of double tickets
Time and date: 18h00, Sunday, 30 April 2017
Venue:  Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg

How to enter!

Simply e-mail us on with the following:
a) Answer the question: Is Priscilla 1. a Bus, 2, a Helicopter, or 3. a Tractor?
b) Your full name and cell phone number

Terms and Conditions

  1. Tickets are only valid for the date of performance as stipulated, subject to availability and may not be upgraded, exchanged for cash or for an alternate performance.
  2. The prize comprises of two show tickets.
  3. Tickets will ONLY be available for collection from one hour prior to performance time, on the date of the performance from the Media Desk located in the foyer at the venue.
  4. Tickets not collected from the Media Desk by starting time will be left at Artscape – Box Office until the box office located one floor below, closes for the evening and Teatro – at the Front of House office in the foyer of the theatre.
  5. No-shows will not receive replacement tickets.
  6. By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions.

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