Published on November 23rd, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Make some noise. The Drummer Queens have arrived, live, loud & ready to rule

Eight extraordinary women

One brand new show that will blow your mind!

It was announced today that the new must-see original Australian theatrical experience DRUMMER QUEENS will play in Melbourne and Brisbane after its World Premiere in Sydney in 2021. Created and composed by Joe Accaria, with creative direction by Nigel Turner-Carroll and choreography by Peta Anderson, DRUMMER QUEENS will play at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 27 April and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 11 May following the season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

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.

DRUMMER QUEENS delivers a brilliant blend of movement and rhythm, with a huge variety of rhythmic styles that are irresistible and powerfully inspirational. It’s sure to leave audiences breathless.

The creator and composer of DRUMMER QUEENS, Joe Accaria, said, “Karen Carpenter was once famously asked why she plays the drums. 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 choreographer and performer Peta 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.”

Get up close and powerful with the DRUMMER QUEENS in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane before they conquer the world. They are LIVE, LOUD and READY TO RULE!

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Creator and Composer – Joe Accaria

Creative Director – Nigel Turner-Carroll

Choreographer – Peta Anderson

Production Designer and Lighting Designer – Richard Neville

Production Designer and Costume Designer – Adrienn Lord

Sound Designer – Michael Waters

Producers – Neil Gooding Productions & Repercussions Productions



Venue                                 Comedy Theatre

Season                                27 April – 8 May 2021

Performance Times         Tues-Thurs 6:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 2pm & 6:30pm

Prices:                                 From $49 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                  or 136 100

Tickets on sale from 27 November, Presales from 25 November


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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