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Carlotta – Queen of the Cross

Sat 27 Apr

Outrageously funny and brutally honest, the inspiration for Priscilla takes you on a whirlwind ride.

Australian icon, political activist, showbiz royalty, living legend: Carlotta has led an extraordinary life. Outrageously funny and brutally honest, the inspiration for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert takes you on another whirlwind ride with songs and stories from 50 years on and off the stage. Accompanied by Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths on piano, she sings the classics by Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Sondheim and her dear friend, Peter Allen.

Carlotta is an Australian cabaret performer and television celebrity. She began her career as an original member of the long-running Les Girls cabaret show, performed entirely by heavily costumed males, which started in 1963 in the purpose built Les Girls building which stood on a prominent corner in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross, New South Wales. The building was owned by Sydney identity Abe Saffron. Carlotta, a transgender person, rose through the ranks of the show to eventually become the show’s compere and its most famous member. Les Girls and Carlotta soon became must-see attractions for visitors to Sydney and the show was popular with visiting international celebrities. The show continued in the Les Girls building until 1993, the Les Girls show went on-the-road, touring Australia, which inspired the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Les Girls building, which was still standing intact with original 1960s features, throughout the 1990s was the venue for alternative cabaret, including the much loved Sunday night club The Tender Trap (club).

Drink and Meal Vouchers

This year we have a $6 drink voucher and a $20 drink + meal voucher that can be purchased when buying your tickets.

  • $6 Drink Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparkling, Peroni, light beer or soft drink.
  • $20 Drink + Meal Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparking, Peroni, light beer of soft drink. PLUS your choice of meal, from a minimum of three menu options, as identified on the Spiegeltent menu on the date of your ticket. You will be able to choose from three different meal offers which will include a vegetarian option.

Terms & conditions apply.

Click here for a sample menu.

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