Drummer Queens Make Some Noise

Photo Luke Parry

Eight Extraordinary Women in One Brand New Rhythmic Show

The Drummer Queens are Live, Loud & Ready to Blow Your Mind

Sydney World Premiere

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 that combines drumming with tap dance and choreographed movement.

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

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.

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.



SYDNEY – Sydney Lyric Theatre
6 – 14 February 2021
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

MELBOURNE – Comedy Theatre
27 April – 8 May 2021
Bookings:  ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

BRISBANE – QPAC Lyric Theatre
11 – 16 May 2021
Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246
Tickets on sale from 15 December. Presales from 11 December.





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