Tue 24 March 2009, Financial Times

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical, Palace Theatre, London

By Ian Shuttleworth
Some shows, as I’ve remarked before, simply refuse to let you dislike them. This isn’t one of those. It’s not about the smile or the chuckle, but the braying guffaw; not about the cheer, but the whoop; not about the sniffle, but about getting you to go “awww”. In fact, it’s not about much that the film was about. The basic story – two drag queens and an older transsexual journey in an old coach from Sydney to Alice Springs to do a show and to introduce Tick to his young son – is there, but little more.