Tamworth Theatre Talk: I Am My Own Wife

Something different: Daniel Gillett is the man who will bring 40 roles to life for the Tamworth Dramatic Society's  I Am My own Wife.

Something different: Daniel Gillett is the man who will bring 40 roles to life for the Tamworth Dramatic Society's I Am My own Wife.

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by playwright Doug Wright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

The play is a one-man show, so one person plays all 40 characters. This lends an interesting perspective, as all characters, from Doug Wright himself down to a Stasi official, are acted out in the costume of Charlotte. 

See this moving and intellectually absorbing piece at the Capitol Theatre on November 24 through to November 26 over four performances including matinees and evening performances. 

Directed by Mark Daly and playing the many roles within this story is the very experienced local actor Daniel Gillett.

This one-man play is brought to us by Tamworth Dramatic Society.  I Am My own Wife is the most stirring and evocative of plays that transports the audience through time and memory. 

Tonight at Town Hall, Prada’s Priscillas will take to the stage.

Flanked by gorgeous men, lead singer Prada Clutch and her “girls” go on a journey to where it all began.

From Les Girls in the 1960s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the ‘90s, and into 2017 with a celebration of today’s music icons, Prada’s Priscillas is a show not to be missed.

This all-male revue is jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes and performance. 

Prada’s Priscillas is headlined by Prada Clutch, one of Australia's most in-demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has featured in-stage shows across Australia, from Sydney, to the Gold Coast, to Alice Springs, as well as in New Zealand.

She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler and Cher.

The show is directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997.

She has a keen eye for detail and a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show. She’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile.

The show is choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been dancing and choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.

The 90-minute show features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally and I Will Survive

To book your seats to these shows, visit entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6766 2028, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre and The Big Golden Guitar.