Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is back and with more glitter than ever before as it arrives at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
Audiences can expect dazzling costumes and non-stop dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Finally, and many more.
The show’s based on the Oscar-winning film about the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a bus to put on a show of a lifetime. It’s a journey about self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. Judging from the blurb, I’d say it’ll be a little like a Jukebox musical version of Kinky Boots and I absolutely adore that musical!
Jason Donovan, having performed in the original West End production and UK tours, will produce the show. It’s his first time producing so it must be a show he has a lot of faith in. He says: “It tackles people wanting to be different and simultaneously the way in which we’re all really the same underneath. I think the music is great but it was born out of a great story too.”
The show will star Strictly Come Dancing‘s Joe McFadden, who will play Tick/Mitzi. He says: “Because it’s a brand-new production, it’s a whole new design… it is going to be really interesting and different from perhaps the show that people might have seen before.”
The musical will also star Olivier Award Winner Miles Western and Nick Hayes. I last saw Joe McFadden star in The House on Cold Hill and it really wasn’t a fine performance so hopefully he feels more at home in a more dance-y, loud and glitzy role. I’ll be excited to see the show!
Catch Priscilla, Queen of the Desert from 17th to 21st September 2019.
Photograph credited to Darren Bell