Port Germein residents were home to some unexpected guests last month when Channel 10’s reality television show, I Will Survive: Priscilla, arrived in town.
With a crew of 120, including the writer and director of the original Priscilla film Stefan Elliot, the production causes furore wherever it goes.
Well-known celebrities and hosts of the show, Toni Collette, Jason Donovan and Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan, have been retracing the steps of the original 1994 film, the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert along with 10 male performers dressed to the nines in drag.
The winner of the show is given the opportunity to audition for the role of Tick in the Broadway production of the show, as well as $250,000, one month’s accommodation in New York and representation by an established American agent.
But first, each of the men must impress the judges with their ability to sing, dance and act… all in six-inch heels.
The crew started in Sydney and will make their way through to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Having already stopped in Port Augusta, Quorn and Cooper Pedy, the troupe set up house in Port Germein’s old jetty shed.
The sea and the magnificent creatures beneath was the theme of the night with performers dressed as sea serpents and whales.
Locals were encouraged to join in the fun and invited to watch the performance.
I Will Survive: Priscilla is due to air later this year.