Drummer Queens


Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

6th Feb - 14th Feb, 2021

Comedy Theatre

28th Apr - 8th May, 2021


11th May - 16th May, 2021

Drummer Queens

Created and Composed by Joe Accaria

Co-created and Directed by Nigel Turner-Carroll

Choreographed by Peta Anderson 

Lighting and Production design by Richard Neville of Mandylights

Costumes and Production design by Adrienn Lord of Mandylights

Sound design by Michael Waters

Produced by Neil Gooding Productions and Repercussions Productions

8 Extraordinary women.
1 Brand new show that will blow your mind!

Drummer Queens is a powerhouse of pure entertainment like you've never seen before.

You'll be swept away by the uplifting beats and raw energy of this game-changing live music experience. With awe-inspiring skills and stunning staging, this all-female cast of percussionists set a new bar for a great night out to remember.

Join this celebration of the beat the whole family will enjoy. Get your squad together and get ready to rock your world.

DrummerQueens is a new all-Australian production which was workshopped in October 2020 and premiered at Sydney Lyric Theatre in January 2021 before enbarking on a national tour which included Melbourne's Comedy Theatre in April 2021 and Brisbane's QPAC Lyric Theatre in May 2021. The tour will continue to the Canberra Theatre in July and Adelaide's Dunstan Playhouse in September 2021. 

Visit the Drummer Queens website for more information: https://www.drummerqueens.com 


What Riverdance did for Irish Dancing... Drummer Queens does for drumming. Look out world "Here Come the Drums"! – Broadway World

A live music experience of such vein-throbbing, entertainment-packing stagecraft ... DRUMMER QUEENS is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser, and suitable for families too. Loud and large-scale, certainly showy. - Limelight

Their craft as drummers was exemplary and sometimes breathtaking. - Sydney Morning Herald

DRUMMER QUEENS is both a joyful and inspiring experience, that showcases the empowered energy encapsulated in sounds and rhythms. - Dance Life

A spectacle of sound, light and action - Sydney Arts Guide

The Drummer Queens fully rule - Stage Whispers

A non-conventional, loud, high energy, and stimulating night out at the theatre. - City Hub

A big budget spectacle that would particularly appeal to anyone interested in music, dance and high energy experiences while also being an empowering message to women interested in engaging in areas that have traditionally been seen as male spaces. - Broadway World

With stunning staging and world-class percussionists, it certainly delivered a live musical experience I haven't seen before. - Travel & Lifestyle

DRUMMER QUEENS is a vibrant and engaging evening full of rhythms, groove and musicianship and the audience seemed to revel in every ounce of energy with every reverberating beat. - Scene Point Blank

It's quite refreshing these days to see a performance with a strong female lead, let alone eight of them. Each one is an exceptionally gifted percussionist who brings their own personality and talents to the stage for the intimate show. - Reviews By Judith

Original Cast

Original Australian Cast: 

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

Photo Gallery

Photography by David Hooley