Today, 13 May 2009, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, will release over quarter of a million new tickets for sale, taking bookings up to 13 February 2010. Starring Jason Donovan, Tony Sheldon, Oliver Thornton and Clive Carter, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical iswritten by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips. From soap stars to comedians and pop stars to politicians, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical has had audiences dancing in the aisles at the Palace Theatre since its opening in March this year.
The principal cast are joined by Zoë Birkett, Kate Gillespie and Emma Lindars as the three Divas, Wezley Sebastian as Miss Understanding, Amy Field as Marion, Daniele Coombe as Shirley, Tristan Temple as Jimmy, Kanako Nakano as Cynthia, Steven Cleverley as Young Bernadette and John Brannoch as Frank.
Based on the Oscar® award-winning film, Priscilla tells the story of Tick (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Tony Sheldon) and Adam (Oliver Thornton), a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.
Priscilla Queen Of the Desert The Musical is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, this new musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical is Directed by Simon Phillips, with Choreography by Ross Coleman, Musical Supervision and Arrangements by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and Production Design by Brian Thomson. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Oscar®-winning Costume Designs and the BAFTA Award winning Make Up design is recreated by Cassie Hanlon. Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper and Sound by Michael Waters.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical made its world premiere in Sydney in October 2006 and has subsequently wowed audiences and critics alike in Melbourne and New Zealand to become the most successful Australian musical of all time. Plans are afoot for a North American production to open in Toronto and on Broadway in Autumn 2010 and another in Germany in Spring 2011.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musicalis produced in London by Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn for Back Row Productions, Michael Hamlyn for Specific Films, Allan Scott, John Frost, Michael Chugg, David Mirvish and The Really Useful Group.