Brand new show ‘Drummer Queens’ heads to Sydney

'Drummer Queens' 2020 workshop production. Photo by Luke Parry.
'Drummer Queens' 2020 workshop production. Photo by Luke Parry.

With stunning staging and world-class percussionists, Drummer Queens delivers a live musical experience like you’ve never seen before. Audiences will be immersed in the powerfully irresistible rhythms of this remarkable all-female cast, in awe of their skill and inspired by the joy and energy of what promises to be a game-changing theatrical production. 

Created and composed by Joe Accaria, with creative direction by Nigel Turner-Carroll and choreography by Peta Anderson, the world premiere season of Drummer Queens will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 6 February 2021 for 12 shows only.

Drummer Queens delivers a brilliant blend of movement and rhythm, with a huge variety of rhythmic styles that are irresistible and powerfully inspirational. Drummer Queens is the new must-see original Australian theatrical experience that will leave you breathless.

“Karen Carpenter was once famously asked why she plays the drums,” Accaria said. “Her answer: ‘Two words, why not!’ Our heartbeat, our influencers and teachers are women. For me, it was Sheila E, Cindy Blackman, Viola Schmidt, all of whom paved the way for a young man to ignore an historical anomaly. Drummer Queens aims to give a platform to women of inexorable talent and musical wisdom, all brought to the fore in a physical group dynamic that pushes the boundaries of rhythm and performance through inspirational drumming and musicianship, joyous danceable groove and awe. There are all-female drumming groups in Asia, South America, Africa and beyond. Why not now in Australia?”

“The first day I stepped into the studio as one of eight multifaceted female musicians, I knew that Drummer Queens was something special,” said Anderson. “Being both a choreographer and performer in this brand new show allows me to explore and create new ways to push the level of drumming from all angles. As a woman in this female-driven show, I feel so empowered and inspired by the level of talent in Drummer Queens. and I know that the audience will feel every ounce of energy the drums and the queens will be giving to them.”

Drummer Queens will run 6 – 14 February 2021, at Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, head to www.drummerqueens.com. You can also follow Drummer Queens on Facebook and Instagram

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