Back on the big screen where she belongs, the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW presents the world’s first sing-a-long screening of Stephan Elliot’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Thursday 18 August at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington.
With Special Guest MC Maxi Shield, the the Actors Benevolent Fund are asking you to be a ‘drag’ – get frocked up and come along and sing-along with Abba, Village People, Gloria Gaynor and more at the world’s first interactive screening of the iconic Aussie classic film.
If you thought sing-a-long Sound of Music was camp wait ‘til you see Priscilla strut her stuff. Wearing Academy award-winning glitzy, flashy and outrageous costumes three drag queens played by Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce journey across the outback to the ‘Alice’ in a bus they have namedPriscilla, Queen of the Desert.
For a night to remember, dress to impress and win a prize, dance in the aisles, score a goodie bag, a song sheet, a welcome drink and go home knowing you have helped a wonderful cause all in the name of fun! By coming along to Priscilla – you are supporting the people who have filled our lives with stories, songs, tears and laughter.
The Actors Benevolent Fund is the entertainment industry charity which provides financial support for our fellow artists and colleagues in times of difficulty due to injury, illness, disability or financial stress. After 72 years we are experiencing an increasing demand for assistance as many of the familiar faces that have entertained us on big and small screens, on stages and the creatives who work with them, are reaching old age.
Most of these well-loved artists have enjoyed the main part of their careers in pre superannuation times and now need support to help them with the challenges age brings. At the other end of the spectrum we have many young actors entering the profession who also need help for a range of issues. Artists have always been willing to donate their talents to raising funds for causes but who is there for them when they need help?
Sing-a-long The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Chauvel Cinema – 249 Oxford Street, Paddington (Sydney)
Event: Thursday 18 August 2016 – 7:30pm (doors) / 8.30pm (screening)
Tickets: available at door (if not sold out prior) – includes a welcome drink and goodie bag
Image: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bus (supplied)