PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Set to Tour the UK Starring Jason Donovan- Opens at Manchester Opera House, Feb 9
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David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the UK tour of the international smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 9 February 2013 where it will play until Saturday 23 February 2013. Full tour schedule is below.
Jason Donovan will reprise the role of Tick, the part he played when the show originally opened in the West End. Jason reached the final of last year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. He has had a hugely successful and varied career as both an actor and world-wide recording artist, selling over 13 million albums to date. As well as “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” his other West End credits include the title role in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and Caractacus Potts in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. His touring credits include Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music”, Frank N Furter in “The Rocky Horror Show”, the title role in John Doyle’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” and he can currently be seen as The Artilleryman in “The War of the Worlds”. His television credits include “Neighbours” and “Echo Beach”. He was also a finalist in ITV’s smash hit “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!”. Richard Grieve will play Bernadette having previously played the part of Tick in the West End production of the show. He is probably best known as Jonny Foster in “Emmerdale”. A native Australian, he played Sam Kratz in “Neighbours” and Dr Lachlan Frazer in “Home and Away”. His UK theatre credits include the national tour of “Footloose - The Musical” and “Bells Are Ringing” at the Unicorn Theatre. His theatre credits in Australia include Greg Connell in “The Boy from Oz” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Graham Weaver will play Felicia, which he played in the West End production of the show. His other theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in “Chicago” and “Assassins”.
Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘Say a Little Prayer’, ‘Go West’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Always on My Mind’, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL originally opened in Australia in 2006 where it ran for two years before opening in the West End for a run of a further two years. The show recently played a hugely successful season on Broadway. Along the way, it has won numerous awards including the prestigious Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Costume Design.
TOUR DATES 2013
SATURDAY 9 - SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
Box Office 0844 871 3018 | www.atgtickets.com/manchester
MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY- SATURDAY 2 MARCH
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
Box Office 0844 871 3020 | www.atgtickets.com/oxford
MONDAY 4 MARCH - SATURDAY 9 MARCH
Box Office 0844 871 3014 | www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh
MONDAY 11 - SATURDAY 16 MARCH
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Box Office 0844 871 7646 | www.atgtickets.com/Wimbledon
MONDAY 18 - SATURDAY 30 MARCH
BIRMINGHAM NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE
Box Office 0844 871 3011|www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
MONDAY 1 - SATURDAY 6 APRIL
Box Office: 0844 871 3022|www.atgtickets.com/sunderland
MONDAY 15 - SATURDAY 27 APRIL
Box Office: 0844 871 3012|www.atgtickets.com/bristol
MONDAY 29 APRIL - SATURDAY 4 MAY
TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE
Box Office: 0844 871 3023|www.atgtickets.com/torquay
Further dates to be announced.