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.