Theatre legend joins Priscilla
The darling of Australian theatre, Jacki Weaver, has joined the cast of Priscilla.
Weaver is taking on the role of Shirley, the mulleted, battle-axe pub owner from Broken Hill, until the production finishes its Sydney season on 2 September and heads to Melbourne.
As well as the role of Shirley, Weaver will form part of the ensemble cast, appearing as a glittery cowgirl, casino gambler and koala.
Weaver’s career spans more than 40 years of television, film and theatre. Her plaudits include two AFI awards (for the films Caddie and Stork), a Logie (Do I Have To Kill My Child), a Glugs Best Actress Award (The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers), a Mo Award (Old Masters), and two Variety Club Best Actress Awards (Shadowlands and They’re Playing Our Song for which she was also awarded a gold record). In 2006 Weaver received APACA’s Touring Legend Award.
Since its world premiere in Sydney on 7 October 2006, Priscilla has gone from strength to strength, selling more than 340,000 tickets to date, and taking in excess of $27M at the box office. You can still book tickets for Melbourne or Sydney at www.priscillathemusical.com.