The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Dir: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
104mins   1994   Australia   15   English, Filipino   

With LIVE introduction by comedian Debra-Jane Appleby

Drag performers Mitzi Del Bra and Felicia Jollygoodfellow travel with their recently beavered transgender friend, Bernadette Bassenger, to perform their unique style of cabaret at a casino resort in Alice Springs. Their mode of transport? A large tour bus named Priscilla. Facing challenges and finding new friends along the way, this is a road trip movie like no other.

'Funny and compassionate, silly and sweet' - Clifford Terry, Chicago Tribune

Debra Jane Appleby is a top comedian and author. Winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and Funny Women Comedy Award, Debra-Jane has appeared BBC’s 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and on Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live, and as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Debra performs up and down the country with her Northern no-nonsense take on the world, gaining accolades wherever she goes.

“This brusque straightforwardness in her persona gives the sometimes sarcastic, sometimes surreal social commentary she delivers a certain brutality that makes it all the more funny” - Scotsman

“Razor sharp, never misses a beat” - ScotsGay

Part of Depot's Comedy Genius Season


Wed 30 January