Drummer Queens Packs a Punch with 8 Queens

What a way to get back to the Theatre & Shows, I was fortunate to have been invited to attend opening night of DRUMMER QUEENS and boy does it deliver a live musical experience like you’ve never seen before. You 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 Packs a Punch

Drummer Queens

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 9 February 2021 for six shows only! Joining performer and choreographer Peta Anderson, the extraordinary Australian cast includes Georgia Anderson, Stef Furnari, Niki Johnson, Salina Myat, Lisa Purmodh, Claudia Wherry and Ned Wu, with Sasha Lian Diaz as swing performer.

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 QUEENSbefore they conquer the world. They are LIVE, LOUD and READY TO RULE!


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Starring – Georgia Anderson, Peta Anderson, Stef Furnari, Niki Johnson, Salina Myat, Lisa Purmodh, Claudia Wherry, Ned Wu

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                               Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

Season                             9 – 13 February

Performance Times        Tues-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2 & 7:30pm

Prices:                              From $49 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100


Venue                               Comedy Theatre

Season                             27 April – 8 May

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

Prices:                              From $49 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100


Venue                               Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Season                             11 – 16 May

Performance Times        Tues, Wed, Fri 6:30pm, Sat & Sun 7:30pm, Wed & Sat 2pm, Thurs 1:30pm

Prices:                              From $49 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                         qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

Words/Edit by Arrnott Olssen